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Work It (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A mild underdog movie with predictable movements

Netflix film “Work It” is a mildly enjoyable underdog movie with predictable movements which will not surprise you much especially if you are familiar with its genre territory. As a high school comedy movie about dance competition, it is fairly … Continue reading

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I’m No Longer Here (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Adrift between Monterrey and NYC

“I’m No Longer Here”, which was released on Netflix in US and several other countries a few months ago, gives us a vivid glimpse into a Mexican subculture probably quite unfamiliar to many of you. Although I must point out … Continue reading

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Ema (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Odd, opaque, but fascinating anyway

Pablo Larraín’s latest work “Ema”, which is going to be released on MUBI in UK, Ireland, and India this week, is often odd and opaque in its clinical character study, but it is still a fascinating experience I will probably … Continue reading

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Suspiria (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Self-indulgent but interesting anyway

Luca Guadagnino’s latest film “Suspiria”, which is the remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror film of the same name, boldly attempts to present its own style and substance. Although its attempt is not wholly successful, it is still an interesting … Continue reading

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Climax (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): From jubilant euphoria to hellish nightmare

The works of Gaspar Noé, who debuted with “I Stand Alone” (1998), are definitely not something you can casually watch on Sunday afternoon. I still remember well that infamous rape scene and other equally provocative moments in his second film … Continue reading

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Dancesport Girls (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Dancing high school girls and their good teacher

South Korean documentary film “Dancesport Girls” is filled with genuine positive spirit. Here are a bunch of high school girls who simply enjoy themselves as preparing for their big moment to come, and it is really fun to watch them … Continue reading

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A conventional but offbeat rom-com

 I have heard from many people that “Silver Linings Playbook” is a conventional romantic comedy. They are right about that, but, as they also pointed out in their praises, the movie is a conventional romantic comedy stuffed with offbeat charms … Continue reading

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