Tag Archives: Christianity

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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Machine Gun Preacher (2011) ☆☆(2/4) : He’s still with guns…

“… one of the wild ones. Oh, we’ve some of them in every generation. You can’t tame them, you can’t bring them into the community and make them live in law and order. They go their own way. If they’re … Continue reading

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Jesus Hospital (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An uncomfortable story about family and religion

The unlikable heroine of South Korean independent film “Jesus Hospital“ felt pretty repellent to me at first. Though the Christian people I have known or met were very nice people I still remember with fondness, I also know that there … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A violent man stuck in his gloomy world

Joseph is a pretty unlikable guy right from his first appearance. He gets furious because he has just lost a bet on some horse race, and then, his seething temper explodes and he savagely kicks his poor dog in its … Continue reading

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Lourdes (2009) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Religion, People, and ‘Miracle’

 I have never been to Lourdes, one small town near the Pyrenees in southwestern France, but, considering what I saw from Jessica Hausner’s film “Lourdes”, I think Lourdes looks like a nice place to visit. The hotel shown in the … Continue reading

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Silenced (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It was very, very unfair to these molested kids

You will be aghast at what you will see in South Korean film “Silenced”, an angry movie about the horrid truth hidden beneath one school for the deaf kids. When the end credit rolls on the screen, you will be … Continue reading

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