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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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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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The Parts You Lose (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): His loss of innocence

“The Parts You Lose” is a simple but haunting coming-of-age drama revolving around a young deaf boy who happens to be involved in one very tricky circumstance. While its melancholic presentation of his gradual loss of innocence is familiar to … Continue reading

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The Traitor (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An Honorable Traitor

“The Traitor”, which was recently selected as the Italian entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar, is a sprawling crime drama film which is not wholly successful in its ambitious but flawed narrative. While occasionally fascinating us with its compelling … 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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Shoot the Piano Player (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A ‘blind’ piano player in trouble

Indian film “Shoot the Piano Player”, which was recently released in South Korea as “The Blind Melody”, is a ridiculously funny black comedy thriller packed with some good laughs and wild twists. Although it is uneven and incoherent at times … Continue reading

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