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No Sudden Move (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A solid twisty crime noir by Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh’s new film “No Sudden Move” is a dry but twisty crime noir film to be savored and appreciated for a number of good reasons. While its plot is surely as amusingly convoluted as you can expect from its … Continue reading

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Akilla’s Escape (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A cycle of violence he wants to escape

“Akilla’s Escape” frustrated me more than once during my viewing. The movie tries to explore the cycle of violence over generations via two connected stories, but it is glaringly deficient in terms of storytelling and characterization in addition to often … Continue reading

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Wrath of Man (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Gritty and remorseless to say the least

Guy Ritchie’s latest work “Wrath of Man” is gritty and remorseless to say the least. While this is surely your average revenge action flick about a taciturn tough guy with a particular set of skills, it is at least packaged … Continue reading

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Cruella (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): She is actually not that cruel…

“Cruella” is often uneven and schizophrenic in its mixed result. On one hand, it seems to aspire to be mean and nasty, and there are some deliciously vicious moments to be savored mainly thanks to the entertaining works from its … Continue reading

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Hotel Artemis (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A problematic evening at one exclusive hotel

“Hotel Artemis”, which I watched just for my inconsequential curiosity at last night, is a pretty familiar genre stuff for seasoned moviegoers like me. While I enjoyed its noirish mood and some solid performances from its engaging main cast members, … Continue reading

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I Care a Lot (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another deliciously devious turn by Rosamund Pike

The heroine of “I Care a Lot”, which is released in South Korean theaters on this Friday instead of being released on Netflix or Amazon Prime in several other countries including US, is a nasty piece of work. As an … Continue reading

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Cut Throat City (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Colorful but jumbled

“Cut Throat City” is a colorful but uneven crime drama which alternatively engaged and frustrated me. While it is mostly watchable thanks to its diverse array of cast members and a palpable sense of locations and people, it is frequently … Continue reading

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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unconventional bushranger film

Justin Kurzel’s new film “True History of the Kelly Gang” is an unconventional bushranger film which tries some different things in its decidedly fictional account of the life of Ned Kelly, one of the most notorious Australian bushrangers in the … 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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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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