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The Unknown Girl (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who was that girl?

In their new film “The Unknown Girl”, the Dardenne brothers tries a more conventional plot than usual while maintaining their typical dry realistic approach, but this mix is not entirely successful on the whole. While we get the vivid, authentic … Continue reading

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Concussion (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An inconvenient medical truth

Around late 2011, I read a series of disturbing articles from New York Times. The articles were about a young professional hockey player named Derek Boogaard, and that was the first time I heard about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). While … Continue reading

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Trainwreck (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Please welcome Ms. Amy Schumer

I heard about Amy Schumer for the first time through an online article on her TV show “Inside Amy Schumer”. At that time, she was merely another new comedy actress to notice, but I have kept hearing about her since … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Life (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : An aging kid with young parents

 The young hero of “My Brilliant Life” is an ideal son any parents want to have. Ah-reum is a smart boy who has lots of interest in astronomy, and he also shows his potential as a writer. When we meet … Continue reading

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The Attack (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : She suddenly looks different to him

  With its thought-provoking subject, “The Attack” hits its hero hard while giving no easy answer to his devastated personal circumstance or the political situation surrounding him and his world. After his life is suddenly turned upside down by a … Continue reading

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A small fight against AIDS

 Sometimes people are changed through sudden incidents in their lives, and the life of Ron Woodroof, the real-life hero of “Dallas Buyers Club”, was particularly dramatic. After finding that he became an AIDS patient, his life was turned upside down … Continue reading

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Gravity (2013) ☆☆☆☆(4/4) : It’s really terrifying to be floated alone in the space

 One of the sweet memories during my trip to Chicago in 2010 was watching movies with my friend and mentor Roger Ebert during one sunny Thursday afternoon. We watched three movies together along with his lovely wife Chaz and his … Continue reading

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