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Athlete A (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A shocking sexual abuse case behind USA Gymnastics

It is often difficult to process what is told in Netflix documentary film “Athlete A”, which was released on this Wednesday. Like many other recent documentary films on sexual abuses, the documentary gives us a series of devastating testimonies on … Continue reading

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Waves (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): From implosion to healing

Trey Edwards Shultz’s new film “Waves” grips us hard during its overwhelmingly stylish first half and then moves us a lot during its surprisingly sensitive second half. I must confess that I was quite annoyed and baffled at first, but … 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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The Program (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Cycling on a big lie

The rise and fall of Lance Armstrong has a big irony we cannot help but notice at this point. He survived the illness which could have killed him, and he was determined to rise from his bottom by any means … Continue reading

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Unbroken (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : An old-fashioned biopic for Oscar season

  It goes without saying that Louis Zamperini, the hero of “Unbroken”, had an interesting life worthwhile to be told. While he initially drew lots of attention as a young promising Olympic distant runner through his athletic talent, he served … Continue reading

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