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The Way Back (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): An alcoholic basketball coach with issues

“The Way Back” is a surprisingly low-key mix of two different genres. As a story about one former basketball athlete’s struggle for a new start in his messy life, it surely has a number of basketball game scenes as required, … Continue reading

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Fourth Place (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): What does really matter to this swimmer boy?

South Korean film “Fourth Place” surprised me as defiantly swimming across lanes of genre conventions with grace and tact. At first, the movie merely seems to be a simple educational tale on teaching and student civil rights, but then it … Continue reading

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Paterno (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): His rapid fall from grace

Joe Paterno’s rapid fall from grace during his final year can be regarded as a cautionary tale about how one’s achievements of lifetime can be so quickly tarnished and ruined by a single scandal. He dedicated himself to his profession … Continue reading

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