Tag Archives: College

Master (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A racially tame campus horror flick

“Master”, which was released on Amazon Prime two days ago, feels rather tame in its incoherent mix of racial issues and supernatural elements. The movie initially seems to be ready to tackle these sensitive issues in addition to trying to … Continue reading

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Happening (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s happening to her…

French film “Happening”, which won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival, often feels like a hard empathic gut-punch. Firmly sticking around its young heroine who happens to be in a very unfortunate situation, the movie gradually … Continue reading

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The Novice (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Driven to compete all the way

“The Novice” is a little but undeniably intense character drama which will make you wince more than once for good reasons. As palpably and disturbingly conveying to us its very competitive heroine’s physical and psychological journey, the movie makes us … Continue reading

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Drunk Bus (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His life-changing bodyguard

“Drunk Bus” drives along a very familiar course, but it is more colorful and entertaining than expected. While this is your average coming-of-age comedy drama about a young man getting wiser via a sudden change coming into his drab daily … Continue reading

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Action Hero (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little goofy college action comedy

South Korean independent film “Action Hero” is a little goofy mix of action and comedy which turns out to be more likable than I expected. While I often shook up my head as observing all those silly moments generated among … Continue reading

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To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Between her love and future

Netflix film “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, is the final chapter of the trilogy which began with “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018) and then moved onto “To All the … Continue reading

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Happy Death Day (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A slasher movie in repeat mode

To be frank with you, I am not a big fan of slasher horror films, but I sort of enjoyed “Happy Death Day”, another small, modest horror flick from Blumhouse Productions. Although it is not as entertaining as “Get Out” … Continue reading

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Brad’s Status (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): On his insecure status

Going through the 34th year of my life at present, I sometimes wonder whether I am fine with my current status. While I recently managed to settle on a modest but stable job after several years of personal confusion and … Continue reading

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Indignation (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An elegiac tale of youth and romance

Based on the novel of the same name by Philip Roth, “Indignation” engaged me more than I expected. Haunting and poignant as an elegiac tale of youth and romance, the movie is equipped well with evocative period mood and excellent … Continue reading

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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Let good times roll…

My first days as an undergraduate student of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology were rather uneventful to say the least. While getting acquainted a bit with my two dormitory roommates, I just simply attended lectures and prepared … Continue reading

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