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Red Rocket (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A porn actor returns to his hometown

Sean Baker’s new film “Red Rocket” is alternatively amusing and cringe-inducing for good reasons. Here is an incorrigibly sleazy and pathetic dude who is still driven by his hubris and selfishness even while his life is hitting another bottom, and … Continue reading

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Our Midnight (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Their midnight stroll

South Korean independent film “Our Midnight” gives one of the most haunting visual presentations of Seoul I have ever encountered during last several years. Although many of those locations shown in the film are not that familiar to me, they … Continue reading

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A Cop Movie (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unconventional Mexican cop documentary

Mexican documentary film “A Cop Movie”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is an interesting piece of work attempting an unconventional approach to its familiar main subject. At first, it seems to be merely following the story of … Continue reading

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Introduction (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A usual exercise by Hong Sang-Soo

South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo’s latest film “Introduction”, which received the Best Screenplay award when it was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival early in this year, is a usual exercise you can expect from Hong. Like many of … Continue reading

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You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): David Arquette rises

I did not know whether I could be merely amused or had to wince a lot as watching documentary film “You Cannot Kill David Arquette”. The documentary often feels so ridiculous and outrageous that I often had serious doubts on … Continue reading

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Honey Boy (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Memories of his traumatized childhood

Alam Har’el’s first feature film “Honey Boy”, which won the Special Jury Prize when it was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year, looks closely into the painful childhood memories of one troubled young man still struggling … Continue reading

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Love, Antosha (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Remembering Anton Yelchin

As watching documentary film “Love, Antosha”, I could not help but reminded of what a tragic and senseless loss the death of Anton Yelchin was. Since his breakthrough turn in “Hearts in Atlantis” (2001), he steadily advanced to become one … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): As an era is being over

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, the ninth work of Quentin Tarantino, wants to be a leisurely nostalgic tale about a bygone era of Hollywood, and I appreciate that to some degree, but I often could not help but feel … Continue reading

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Filmworker (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Serving Kubrick

If you are a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s films like me, you probably know about Leon Vitali, who was initially an actor but then came to assist Kubrick for nearly 20 years till Kubrick’s death. As a guy who … Continue reading

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Listen to Me Marlon (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Brando on Brando

Marlon Brando lived a curious life to amuse and baffle us. While this legendary Hollywood actor gave us a number of great performances to behold and admire, he often seemed to be drifted away with no particular interest in acting, … Continue reading

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