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Seven Psychopaths (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Screenplay work in criminal process

 “Seven Psychopaths” is about one funny screenplay writing process which is cheerfully juxtaposed with absurd humor and striking violence to shock you and then amuse you. As we follow its convoluted plot, it becomes apparent to us that it is … Continue reading

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Robin Williams 1951 – 2014 R.I.P.

 Not long before I heard the news about Robin Williams’ sudden death, I came across a cardboard advertisement of “License to Wed”(2007), which was somehow placed at my local theater for no apparent reason(this poorly received comedy film silently went … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A bloody filmmaking to die for

 I could not enjoy well the first part of Japanese black comedy film “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?” because nearly all of its characters are too hysterical or delusional or idiotic in each own way. They frequently look and … Continue reading

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Rough Play (2013) ☆☆(2/4) : An actor’s rough rise and fall

As a story about the rise and fall in the heartless world of entertainment business, “Rough Play” is naturally an unpleasant film to watch, but it is not interesting enough to hold my attention. Although it becomes a little more … Continue reading

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Hitchcock (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Mr. & Mrs. Hitchcock – and “Psycho”

If you have some knowledge about Alfred Hitchcock, his life, and his chilling masterpiece “Psycho”(1960), “Hitchcock” will not surprise you. It mainly shows what we have known and heard about him and his personal life and his movies, and, while … Continue reading

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Get Shorty (1995) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : He’s well-qualified to be a Hollywood producer

It is a jungle out there in Hollywood, and “Get Shorty” presents the various kinds of animals residing at the lower strata of that jungle through a pungent but cheerful satire about one nutty pre-production process. Almost everyone in the … Continue reading

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We Have a Pope (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : They do have, but….

While I encountered the news about the recent Conclave held in Vatican, my mind automatically went back to “We Have a Pope”, a warm, amusing comedy directed by Nanni Moretti. Because it will be soon released in South Korea in … Continue reading

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