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Three Identical Strangers (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Far stranger than fiction

Documentary film “Three Identical Strangers” starts with an incredible real-life story and then reveals a far more unbelievable thing which remains shrouded in questions even at present. I will try not to reveal too much here in this review, but, … Continue reading

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Lion (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A long way to his hometown

Based on one remarkable real-life story, “Lion” tries to tug at our heartstrings, and it succeeds with several powerful moments during its first half. Although it stumbles a bit during the second half which is more conventional in comparison, the … Continue reading

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Twinsters (2015) ☆☆☆ (3/4): Twin sisters’ reunion after 25 years

Documentary film “Twinsters” starts its story with one unbelievable encounter which can happen only in our digital era. Two young women suddenly came to learn of each other’s presence through online communication, and they were naturally surprised by their uncanny … Continue reading

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Approved for Adoption (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : An outsider between two countries

Some animation films try different things outside the usual territory for young audiences, and little Belgian animation feature film “Approved for Adoption”, which was released as “Couleur de peau: Miel” in Europe, is one of such works. It is not … Continue reading

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Philomena (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4): A long road to her lost son

 Any sensible person would feel angry about what happened to Philomena Lee, a woman who was unjustly treated just because of a small innocent mistake during her adolescent years. When she found herself getting pregnant after one passionate encounter with … Continue reading

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Re-encounter (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : She can’t abandon her past – like her dogs

  No matter how much we try to leave behind, it seems inevitable that our past always comes back to us – to be picked up by us again. In case of Hye-hwa,  a young heroine of South Korean movie … Continue reading

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