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Maudie (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her artistry and their life

Besides illuminating the undeniable artistry of its real-life artist heroine, “Maudie” focuses on small intimate moments from her plain, shabby life with a man she came to live with for many years. While it is interesting to get the occasional … Continue reading

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Paterson (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A bus driver poet in Paterson

Several days ago, I went to the Iksan campus of Chonbuk National University for meeting several colleagues of my previous workplace. After meeting them and then having a little chat with them, I waited outside for a bus to the … Continue reading

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Neruda (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unconventional biopic inspired by Pablo Neruda

“Neruda” is not a conventional biopic at all. While mainly focusing on one crucial point in Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s life, the movie freely mixes fact and fiction for giving us a wider view on not only the poet himself … Continue reading

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Cutie and the Boxer (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Two different artists as life partners

 They fell in love with each other as artists, and they have been inseparable from each other as life partners for 40 years. The documentary “Cutie and the Boxer” is a quirky love story between two artists complementing each other … Continue reading

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Camille Claudel 1915 (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Three days of an artist being suffocated

It does not look that bad to us at first, but, as following her imprisoned daily life, we slowly realize how terrible it is for her to live there for the rest of her life. Yes, she is still struggling … Continue reading

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The Mill and the Cross (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Into one famous painting and its era

 Watching “The Mill and the Cross” sometimes feels like attending a 1.5-hr visual lecture at art museum. Focusing on one famous painting from the renaissance era, the movie presents its historical background and its small but crucial details to us … Continue reading

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Chicken with Plums (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5) : Last week of an artist

“Chicken with Plums” is a film which would not have worked at all if it had been without its own distinctive style and humor. Its story is so old-fashioned that the movie is frequently on the verge of looking silly … Continue reading

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