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Butterfly Sleep (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A romance before she is faded away

To be frank with you, I could not help but envy the heroine of South Korean-Japanese film “Butterfly Sleep”. As watching her cozy modern house filled with various books, I became curious about those books even though they are written … Continue reading

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Marjorie Prime (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An somber, intelligent SF chamber drama

“Marjorie Prime” is a somber, intelligent SF chamber drama which turns out to be more intriguing and thoughtful than I expected. While it shows its theatrical origin at times, the movie is an engaging intellectual experience nonetheless, and it is … Continue reading

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Overman (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A genuine feel-good coming-of-age drama with books

South Korean film “Overman” is a rare type which I and other South Korean audiences do not come across often in these gloomy days: a genuine feel-good coming-of-age drama. Sure, there are several gray moments as its two adolescent characters … Continue reading

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Mr. Holmes (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Detective’s Last Case

Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” was published in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has been one of the immortal literary characters along with Tarzan and James Bond. He has been portrayed by many plays, movies and TV series … Continue reading

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Still Alice (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Fading away from others – and herself

 When we meet the heroine of “Still Alice” at first, she looks satisfied with her life which has been fairly good to her. She is an academic researcher on the top of her field, and she has a husband who … Continue reading

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s a good new start

 Because of two things, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” exceeds our low expectations. First, as a summer blockbuster movie, the movie is the technical improvement which shows us how far CGI technology has been advanced in these years. … Continue reading

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