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Little Forest (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): One year in her rural hometown

Watching South Korean film “Little Forest” was a relaxing experience for me. When I came into the screening room in last evening, I happened to feel tired and a bit drowsy, but then I found myself gradually refreshed and entertained … Continue reading

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An (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Would you like her pancake?

Japanese film “An”, which is also known as “Sweat Red Bean Paste”, is a lightweight drama about life, nature, and, yes, those sweet pancakes called dorayaki. While it is nice to get some glimpses of how this simple Japanese confection … Continue reading

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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) ☆☆(2/4) : A sweet but mellow cuisine conflict

  “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a sweet but mellow cuisine conflict which gets clumsily overcooked during its first half and then gets tediously undercooked during its second half. I like some ingredients of its main course, and it is surely … Continue reading

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Chef (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Here’s my compliment to the Chef…

 “Chef” simply wants to do its cooking in its own way. With an ample dose of warm, gentle humor as one of its main ingredients, it wisely takes some time in preparing its dishes in the beginning, and then we … Continue reading

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The Lunchbox (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An accidental romance through lunch delivery

 While it is a pretty familiar story we have encountered before, “The Lunchbox” is mixed with enough spices to give it a distinctive flavor to appreciate. Vividly bringing us into its local background, it comes to us as a heartfelt … Continue reading

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Take This Waltz (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s hard not to follow heart…

Sometimes people find themselves in the difficult circumstance where heart is in conflict with brain. The heroine of “Take This Waltz” feels an urge to follow her heart, but she is not so sure about how to deal with it. … Continue reading

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I Am Love (2009) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : When she discovers her desire to be happy

   “I Am Love” tells us the story we have heard countless times from many tales – from literature books to your average trashy soap drama on TV. After having been living as someone more or less than a component of … Continue reading

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