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Asako I & II (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Between two same but different men

Japanese film “Asako I & II” rubbed me in a wrong way. While I observed its first two acts with mild interest, I was quite baffled and annoyed by its contrived third act which takes a sudden plot turn without … Continue reading

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Us (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another creepy work from Jordan Peele

“Us”, the second feature film from Jordan Peele, is a wry and creepy horror tale packed with striking moments you will not easily forget. While it often tests our suspension of disbelief as going further and further with its decidedly … Continue reading

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The Double (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An unremarkable life intruded by the double

 Three weeks ago, I watched Denis Villeneuve’s “Enemy”(2013), an odd movie about a man shocked and then disturbed by the discovery of someone who looks exactly like him. And now I have watched “The Double”, whose story also deals with … Continue reading

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Enemy (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Cold, abstract bafflement surrounding two dopplegangers

 It is both creepy and fascinating to encounter someone who looks exactly like you, and that is the main source of intrigue and tension in Denis Vilenueve’s little moody film “Enemy”. We know that something bad is going to happen … Continue reading

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