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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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The Flu (2013) ☆☆(2/4) : Its symptoms are depressing rather than alarming

 The symptoms shown at the beginning of South Korean action thriller film “The Flu” are depressing rather than alarming. The symptoms are 1) flat characterization full of bland or annoying characters we do not give a damn about, and 2) … Continue reading

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Barbara (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): She’s being watched – and she knows

During the opening sequence of “Barbara”, we come to know that she is being watched – and she knows too well. She lives in East Germany in 1980, and it is an oppressive world in which the life can be … Continue reading

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A Royal Affair (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An affair behind the throne

As a historical drama about a dangerous liaison and surrounding intrigues at the royal court, “A Royal Affair” nicely fulfills its genre requirements. It looks gorgeous as much as it is required for our eyes, and it also has an … Continue reading

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Hysteria (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Good laughs surrounding one useful tool for ladies

As the story about the invention of a certain electronic tool which has provided considerable satisfaction to women since its invention, “Hysteria” is a charming and likable comedy in spite of its vulgar aspect which naturally attracts R rating in … Continue reading

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The Skin I Live in (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A sick doctor and his twisted experiment

 A twisted man and the girl in his captivity have been a constant source of memorably disturbing drama films such as William Wyler’s “The Collector”(1965) and Kim Ki-duk’s “Bad Guy”(2002) in the movie history. “The Skin I Live in”, a … Continue reading

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In a Better World (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : In two lesser worlds

 “In a Better World” presents us a question which cannot be easily answered in our imperfect world: how should we response to the violence and accompanying injustices? Yes, we usually say we can solve the problems with the communication and … Continue reading

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