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The Dark and the Wicked (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Something insidious at their family farm

“The Dark and the Wicked” is a simple but effective horror flick which distinguishes itself a bit with its suffocatingly insidious atmosphere. While its story promise is familiar to the core, the movie keeps holding our interest as steadily accumulating … Continue reading

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Minari (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A South Korean immigrant family in the middle of Arkansas

“Minari”, whose title means water dropwort in Korean, is a simple but profoundly intimate piece of work to remember. While it is quite specific in terms of background and characters, it also works as a universal American immigrant family drama … Continue reading

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Shaun’s another adventure

Animation film “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” is as funny and charming as you can expect from Aardman Animations. Although it is relatively less impressive compared to its predecessor “Shaun the Sheep Movie” (2015) due to its rather predictable … Continue reading

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Happy as Lazzaro (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A tale of one simple but decent lad

Italian film “Happy as Lazzaro” initially baffles us with its odd but realistic background during its first half and then moves onto a stranger territory during its second half. At first, the movie looks like a humorous fable about one … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A woman and three men around her

“Far from the Madding Crowd”, based on Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel of the same name, is a solid adaptation to admire and appreciate. As a period drama, it looks both natural and gorgeous in its realistic presentation of a peaceful … Continue reading

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Shaun the Sheep (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The Sheep in the Big City

I remember well when I encountered those lovely stop motion animation works from Aardman Animations for the first time during late 1990s. Three short animation films featuring Aardman’s iconic characters Wallace and Gromit, “A Grand Day Out” (1999), “The Wrong … Continue reading

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The Turin Horse (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A farmer, his daughter, and their horse

Though being a little ponderous at times, “The Turin Horse” can be a mesmerizing experience to you if you are willing to give it a chance. The movie may bore some of you because of its very slow progression for … Continue reading

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My FFC review for “Motel Hell”

My Far-flung correspondent review for “Motel Hell”(1980) has just been posted at Roger Ebert’s site. If you want to read it, click here. The review was expanded from my original review written in October 2010.

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Lavender Farm (06/28/12)

                                          After the symposium was over, we went around the east coast region for seesighting. The first place is a beautiful flower/herb farm in some country town.

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Motel Hell (1980) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s “tastier” than you think!

 You will probably be repulsed by the premise of “Motel Hell”(1980). I talked about it to the peers in my lab in last week and they were all understandably disgusted. However, the movie is a lot funnier than you think. … Continue reading

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