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One Cut of the Dead (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Don’t stop shooting!

Japanese film “One Cut of the Dead” combines two least favorite genres of mine and then suddenly throws the mix into a farcical situation which turns out to be a lot more entertaining than it seemed at first. Although I … Continue reading

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Brigsby Bear (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): For his favorite show

As a comedy about a young nerdy man who faces a sudden big change in his life and then attempts to handle that change via what he has been obsessed with for many years, “Brigsby Bear” is as whimsical as … Continue reading

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78/52 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Anatomy of that infamous shower scene

Among many notable works by Alfred Hitchcock, “Psycho” (1960) is one of his greatest works for many good reasons. While he was already regarded as the master of suspense at that time, he wanted to do something different for shocking … Continue reading

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The Disaster Artist (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet Tommy Wiseau

“The Disaster Artist” is a wacky comedy film based on one bizarre real-life figure and his nutty filmmaking which led to one of the most awful films in the movie history. Although the movie is often frustratingly vague about who … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Mr. Mo (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A deadpan filmmaking tale of one barber

South Korean film “Merry Christmas Mr. Mo” is advertised as a ‘black comedy stranger than paradise’, and that description is correct to some degrees. While I was a bit disappointed to find that it is not as uproarious or edgy … Continue reading

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David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Lynch on his early art life

As one of the most fascinating filmmakers in our time, David Lynch has dazzled and confounded us with his odd surreal style during last 40 years. Since he made a striking impression on the audiences with his first feature film … Continue reading

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Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): How Loach has abided

What a remarkable filmmaker Ken Loach is. Since he modestly started his career during the 1960s, he has ardently stuck to his integrity as well as his artistry during more than 50 years, and that admirable aspect of his is … Continue reading

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