Tag Archives: Disability

Bori (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): She wants to be deaf…

South Korean independent film “Bori” is a sensitive and intimate coming-of-age tale about one girl who wants to be deaf just like her dear family. This surely sounds weird to many of you at first, but the movie gradually lets … Continue reading

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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their special camp and beyond

Netflix documentary film “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”, which received the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, presents an extraordinary tale of empowerment and resilience. At the beginning, it merely seems to be about one … Continue reading

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Come As You Are (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): They simply want to get laid…

“Come As You Are” is about three dudes with disabilities on a quest for getting laid for the first time in their life. While it is sometimes as naughty as its story promise suggests, the movie is actually pretty sweet … Continue reading

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Motherless Brooklyn (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An offbeat neo-noir film from Edward Norton

“Motherless Brooklyn” often frustrated me but engaged me enough at least. Although I sometimes struggled to gather what is exactly going on around its inherently flawed detective hero throughout most of its running time, I enjoyed a number of offbeat … Continue reading

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Give Me Liberty (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): One hectic day

Watching “Give Me Liberty” was often emotionally exhausting and frustrating for me. As constantly throwing me into its intense and boisterous cacophony of raw emotional moments, the movie breathlessly drives its story and characters back and forth between whimsical comedy … Continue reading

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Chained for Life (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Beauty and her disfigured co-star

“Chained for Life” is an odd, amusing comedy film which cheerfully dances around its interesting subjects as generating a number of thought-provoking moments to be appreciated. Although I was initially a bit baffled about what exactly it intends to do, … Continue reading

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Adventures of the Peanut Butter Falcon

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” entertained me in more than one way. While it is a typical Southern story clearly influenced by Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, it palpably vibrates with authentic local atmosphere as well as sweet personality, and … 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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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): His gradual new beginning

Gus Van Sant’s latest film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”, which is released as “Don’t Worry” here in South Korea, is a rather mild feel-good drama about alcoholism and disability. While surely giving us some darkly humorous … Continue reading

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Stronger (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Stumbling and struggling toward recovery

Based on an inspiring real-life story, “Stronger” wants to engage you and then touch you, and it did its job mostly well although it sometimes stumbles as much as its ordinary hero. While some parts in the movie feel artificial … Continue reading

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