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A Stray Goat (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A melancholic wintry tale of two troubled teenagers

I once wondered whether sad, cold independent movies about desperate people were becoming a genre of their own. Usually filled with somber wintry ambience, such movies tend to serve us with the bleak sense of harsh reality via their gloomy … Continue reading

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Silence (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): That deepening silence on human suffering

At the beginning of Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”, we hear the sound of insects on the soundtrack. Recurring throughout the film, that plain sound of nature becomes more chilling as accentuating the deepening silence on human suffering in the film, and … Continue reading

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The Witch (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An isolated terror in the wood

Shrouded in the gnawing sense of dread and terror, “The Witch” will give you a creepy experience as calmly observing how its characters are slowly crumbled under an unknown influence out there. When it is over, you may wonder about … Continue reading

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Kinyarwanda (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The people amidst the Rwanda genocide

Most of you have probably heard about the Rwandan genocide in 1994. When I heard about it for the first time, it seemed to be no more than one of those small, trivial international news I got from TV, but … Continue reading

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Flight (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The crash is not over for him yet

He survives, but the crash is not over for him yet. After striking us with a gut-chilling sequence at the start, Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” switches its gear into a slow but compelling character drama about a long personal crash of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Hills (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A devastating clash between two values

 Loosely based on a shocking real-life incident, Romanian film “Beyond the Hills” presents us a slow but compelling drama about two young women entangled in a simple but difficult circumstance caused by two conflicting values. While not taking sides with … Continue reading

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Stake Land (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : In the world of vampire zombies

“Stake Land” is too good to be dismissed as “another zombie movie” because of its impressive gray atmosphere and a nice bleak drama unfolded in its apocalyptic world. This small horror film pays attention to its world besides its stock … Continue reading

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