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Martin Eden (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He wants to be a great writer…

The hero of Italian film “Martin Eden” is probably one of the least interesting writer characters I have ever seen throughout my inconsequential moviegoing experience of around 30 years. While I admire his passion and spirit to some degree, what … Continue reading

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Bait (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A odd, distinctive filmmaking exercise

British independent film “Bait” is an odd, distinctive piece of filmmaking exercise you will not easily forget. Adamantly rough and old-fashioned in technical aspects, the movie feels rather distant and disorienting at times, but it still works on the whole … Continue reading

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Girlhood (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A girl’s life in Banlieue

  French word ‘Banlieue’ originally meant a middle-class suburban area in the vicinity of big cities like Paris, but its meaning was modified around the 1970s along with the increased influx of foreign immigrants in France. These immigrants, most of … Continue reading

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Miss Julie (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A class breakdown on Midsummer Night’s Eve

Although it feels stagy and stuffy at times, “Miss Julie” churns and then boils in its psychological conflict of sex and class. You know where it is going, and you will not be surprised by where it ultimately arrives, but … Continue reading

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Elysium (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A big space wheel he desperately wants to go

When I was young and innocent, I read lots of science books with unadulterated enthusiasm, and some of them were about how our human civilization would look different through advanced technologies. The futuristic world shown through those books looked pretty … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A dark journey on the New Ice Age Express

I know it is a cliché, but I must say this; “Snowpiercer” is something we do not come across often in the movie theaters nowadays. This is a smart, compelling science fiction film which can intrigue us with its futuristic … Continue reading

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