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Jackie Brown (1997) ☆☆☆(3/4): Tarantino in leisure

“Jackie Brown” occupies a rather odd place in Quentin Tarantino’s filmmaking career. Sandwiched between “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” (2003), the movie may look mild and conventional in comparison, but it is still an enjoyable work equipped … Continue reading

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The Art of Self-Defense (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little dark satire on toxic masculinity

“The Art of Self-Defense” does not pull its chops and kicks in its dark satiric examination of toxic masculinity, and I appreciate that to some degree. At first, it initially seems to be a whimsical send-up of “The Karate Kid” … Continue reading

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Little Monsters (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Nyong’o could do it alone, I think

“Little Monsters”, a little zombie comedy film from Australia, works whenever its lead actress appears on the screen, and it is a shame that the movie does not utilize her undeniable talent and presence as much as expected from its … Continue reading

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Mister America (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): His silly and pathetic campaign

“Mister America” is a mockumentary film about the silly and pathetic campaign of a guy who is not a very likable person to say the least. He is so vain, obnoxious, delusional, and narcissistic that you cannot help but shake … Continue reading

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Crazy Romance (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Very ordinary to say the least

To my disappointment, South Korean romantic comedy film “Crazy Romance”, whose original title is “The Most Ordinary Romance”, turns out to be very ordinary while not bringing anything particular new to its genre territory. Although it is not entirely without … Continue reading

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The Death of Dick Long (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): One goofy attempt of cover-up

“The Death Of Dick Long” is as silly and hilarious as you can expect from its very title. As an offbeat black comedy film about one goofy attempt of cover-up, the movie cheerfully strolls from one humorous moment to another … Continue reading

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Diamantino (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A whimsical mixed bag

Portuguese film “Diamantino”, which won the Grand Prize when it was shown in the International Critics’ Week section at the Cannes Film Festival early in this year, is a whimsical mixed bag which will alternatively baffle and amuse you. Although … Continue reading

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