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Blood Simple (1984) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An exemplary debut work by the Coen brothers

The Coen brothers’ debut film “Blood Simple”, which happened to be released in South Korea in last week, is an exemplary genre exercise to be appreciated and cherished for many good reasons. While it may look modest compared to what … Continue reading

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The Front Runner (2018) ☆☆(2/4): As his campaign crashes down

Jason Reitman’s latest film “The Front Runner” tries to cover too many things about the rise and fall of Gary Hart, who attempted to be a Democratic presidential candidate in 1988 but then fell from grace due to that infamous … Continue reading

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The Day After (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A slight minor work from Hong Sang-soo

Besides being one of the most prominent filmmakers working in South Korea, Hong Sang-soo is one of the most prolific ones. Like Woody Allen, he has usually made one or two works every year, and watching his new film has … Continue reading

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On the Beach at Night Alone (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she wanders (and drinks)

Alternatively playful and melancholic, South Korean film “On the Beach at Night Alone”, the latest work from Hong Sang-soo, gives us a somber character study which amusingly resonates with what happened in its auteur’s personal life. To be frank with … Continue reading

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Free Fall (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Falling into an affair

 German movie “Free Fall” is a nice film which could have drawn more attentions if it had been made 10 years ago. Thanks to notable films like “Brokeback Mountain” (2005), “The Kids Are All Right” (2010), and “Weekend” (2011), homosexuality … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : She’ll probably be all right in the end.

“Nobody’s Daughter Heawon” is another small, lightweight work from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo which does not escape from our expectation much. Again, we are treated with the familiar elements from his previous works: drinking, problematic romantic relationship, and funny … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Their life is theater, after all

Being famous as one of the great works in Russian literature, Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina” has been adapted into movies and TV miniseries so many times since 1910 that I am sure most of you are already familiar … Continue reading

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