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The Good Liar (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It didn’t deceive me much…

“The Good Liar” did not deceive me much. Although it is a pleasure to see two of the best British performers in our time interacting well with each other on the screen, the movie is rather predictable and unsurprising for … Continue reading

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Hustlers (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Vixens of Wall Street

“Hustlers” is a sexy and engaging crime drama film to be savored and appreciated for good reasons. While wisely avoiding pitfalls of sensationalism and exploitation, the movie is buoyed by a bunch of colorful performances to admire, and it is … Continue reading

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The Irishman (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dry, long gangster elegy presented by Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Irishman”, which was released in South Korea a few days ago and will be available on Netflix on next Wednesday, is a dry, long elegy to a cold, mean, and violent criminal world in the … Continue reading

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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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Blood Simple (1984) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An exemplary debut work by the Coen brothers

The Coen brothers’ debut film “Blood Simple”, which happened to be released in South Korea in last week, is an exemplary genre exercise to be appreciated and cherished for many good reasons. While it may look modest compared to what … Continue reading

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An epilogue he deserves

I remember well how much I was intrigued and thrilled by “Breaking Bad”, one of the best American TV drama series I have ever watched during last 10 years. While wryly observing its ordinary hero’s increasingly disturbing criminal journey with … Continue reading

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The Forest of Love (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A monotonously self-indulgent work by Sion Sono

The works of Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono are definitely not something you can casually watch on Sunday afternoon. I still remember well how much I was chilled and disturbed by “Cold Fish” (2010), a remorselessly cold-blooded thriller about an ordinary … Continue reading

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