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The Quake (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A catastrophe happens to them again…

Norwegian film “The Quake” is your typical disaster film just like its predecessor “The Wave” (2015). Again, we are served many familiar genre clichés and conventions, and the movie surely does not disappoint us once its big catastrophe strikes upon … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Conventional but inspiring anyway

“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year and was recently released on Netflix, is based on an inspiring real-life story of a young clever Malawian boy who went … Continue reading

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Ben Is Back (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): When her addict son is back

“Ben Is Back” works best when it focuses on the troubled family relationship between its two main characters. As they struggle to do their best despite their longtime problem which will not be easily solved, the movie handles their circumstance … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Long time no see, Miss Poppins

“Mary Poppins Returns” is as delightful and exuberant as you can expect from a sequel to “Mary Poppins” (1964). Although it is often too familiar to surpass its beloved predecessor, the movie still has enough charm and spirit to engage … Continue reading

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1985 (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Coming back to his home in Texas, 1985

“1985” is a somber but sensitive drama about a young man coming back to his home with a secret he cannot tell to his family. As calmly observing his several days in his hometown, the movie gradually reveals the repressed … Continue reading

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As their love abides

Barry Jenkins’ latest film “If Beale Street Could Talk” warmly starts with its two main characters spending time together outside. Even before one of them talks to us about how much they are in love with each other, their mutual … Continue reading

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Back to Burgundy (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Life with their family wine

Watching French film “Back to Burgundy” is a slow but pleasant experience to be cherished. While leisurely rolling its three main characters along its loose narrative, the movie gradually exudes charm, humor, and mood, and I like how it takes … Continue reading

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