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A Clockwork Orange (1971) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It is ticking well to disturb us

Whenever I have to rank the 13 feature films of Stanley Kubrick, “A Clockwork Orange” is always a major headache for me. Along with “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) and “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), it shows Kubrick at the peak of … Continue reading

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I Came By (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Competent but ultimately flawed

I must confess that I found it rather challenging for me to talk about Netflix film “I Came By”, which was released a few days ago. Because many of crucial moments in the film depend on unexpected narrative turns, I … Continue reading

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Girl in the Picture (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who is she?

Netflix documentary film “Girl in the Picture”, which was released in last week, looks into one infamous criminal case which will unnerve you a lot as the documentary doles out those disturbing details of the case step by step. Although … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cage goes wild again…

Nicholas Cage has been one of the most interesting actors working in Hollywood during last four decades, and there are good reasons for that. Sure, he appeared a bunch of bad films during several recent years just because of his … Continue reading

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Gyeong-ah’s Daughter (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her daughter is in trouble…

I often braced myself while watching South Korean film “Gyeong-ah’s Daughter”, a somber but undeniably powerful drama about one certain serious social gender issue in our digital era. As observing how its two different main characters respectively struggle with the … Continue reading

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Broker (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Bringing Up Baby

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film “Broker” is an interesting trial to admire. Like his previous film “The Truth” (2019), the movie attempts to transplant his own style and storytelling to a country outside Japan, and it is mildly engaging to observe … Continue reading

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Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They’re back… with lots of IPs

My mind mildly alternated between nostalgia and annoyance while I watched “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers”, which was released on Disney+ on last Friday. Because that old Disney TV animation series of the same name has occupied a small but … Continue reading

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Catch the Fair One (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her grim search for her younger sister

“Catch the Fair One”, which won the Audience Award when it was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in last year, is a gritty thriller film mainly driven by its flawed heroine’s determination and desperation. As she boldly delves into … Continue reading

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Are You Lonesome Tonight? (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A humid noir set in Guangzhou, China

Chinese film “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” will haunt you with its gritty noir tale drenched in lots of palpable summer heat and humidity. I must tell you that you may often get quite confused due to its rather convoluted plot … Continue reading

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The Outfit (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Cutter of Chicago

To be frank with you, it is not that easy to describe how much I enjoyed “The Outfit”, a small but undeniably dexterous thriller film which engaged me much more than expected. Because of many of its pleasures come from … Continue reading

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