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Buffaloed (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who can stop her?

I could not help but root for the plucky heroine of Tanya Wexler’s new comedy film “Buffaloed”. Sure, what this young lady does as reaching for her big ambitious American dream is morally and legally questionable to say the least, … Continue reading

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The Gentlemen (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A bunch of gentlemen of crime

Guy Ritchie’s latest work “The Gentlemen” is a cheerfully twisty crime comedy film revolving around a bunch of comic criminal figures. While it is surely not that far from Ritchie’s similar previous films such as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking … Continue reading

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21 Bridges (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One eventful night in NYC

“21 Bridges” is so predictable in terms of story and characters that I could see its every move and turn in advance as your average seasoned moviegoer. For example, we have a cop hero with some dubious background, and then … Continue reading

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Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Nasty and twisty

South Korean film “Beasts Clawing at Straws” is a nasty and twisty comic thriller about a group of seedy figures trying to win and survive. While there are surely a number of unpleasant and violent moments to make you wince, … Continue reading

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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Harley Quinn and other hardcore ladies

“Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” is wild, uproarious, and, above all, exhilarating. Cheerfully and irreverently bouncing along with its loony anti-heroine and several other strong, colorful female characters, the movie constantly tickles and excites … Continue reading

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Villains (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): They enter a wrong house…

“Villains” is a little morbid comedy film about a young criminal couple who happens to come across another criminal couple who turns out to be a lot worse than them. Once it establishes the setting for its main characters, the … Continue reading

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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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