Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Benedetta (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Verhoeven strikes again

Paul Verhoeven’s new film “Benedetta” is a decidedly salacious period drama peppered with some nudity, violence, and cynicism. Although it is relatively less wild, violent, and sensational compared to many of Verhoeven’s notable works, the movie is still another provocative … Continue reading

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Procession (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Act of Healing

Netflix documentary film “Procession”, which was released in last week, presents one interesting therapeutic process to observe and appreciate. Mainly revolving around six different men who are all survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, the documentary gradually reveals their … Continue reading

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By the Grace of God (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Against unjust silence

French film “By the Grace of God”, which won the Jury Grand Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival early in last year, shook me hard with its sobering and harrowing tale loosely based on a real-life sexual abuse scandal … Continue reading

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The Two Popes (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Between two different men of religion

Netflix movie “The Two Popes”, which is released in selected South Korean movie theaters before being released on Netflix in the next week, did more than merely regarding its two real-life figures. As their characters frequently pull and push each … Continue reading

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Snow Paths (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A confused alcoholic at Catholic sanatorium

South Korean film “Snow Paths” is seemingly simple at first. A man struggling with his personal problems comes to a quiet place, and then he meets someone who brings some bright change into his troubled state. While this is a … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): All the Church’s Men

It is always interesting to watch professionals doing their best together. “Spotlight” gives us such an experience like that, and this top-notch journalism drama is calm, concise, comprehensive, and straightforward just like any good investigative article you read from newspapers. … 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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