Tag Archives: Fraud

Parasite (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An absurd family comedy by Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film “Parasite’, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in last month while also incidentally distinguishing itself as the first South Korean film to receive the award, is a funny and enthralling genre piece … Continue reading

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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Blood fraud

Not long before watching HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”, I happened to have a small conversation with some of colleagues in a biotechnology company where I have worked during last two years. The subject of … Continue reading

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Fyre Fraud (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another recent documentary film on the Fyre Festival

It was a curious experience for me to watch Hulu documentary film “Fyre Fraud”, which presents an unbelievably absurd story about the Fyre Festival fraud case in 2017. Not long after it was released in last week, another documentary film … Continue reading

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Fyre (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Absurd and devastating

To be frank with you, I did not know much about the Fyre Festival incident in 2017 before watching Netflix documentary film “Fyre”, which gives us a close look on how absurd and devastating that unbelievable case of fraud was … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Lies (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): All Falls Down

As a guy who only knows vaguely about the Madoff investment scandal, I had some curiosity on HBO film “The Wizard of Lies”, which attempts to present a sobering glimpse into those enormous ramifications of the Madoff investment scandal. Although … Continue reading

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The Two Faces of January (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Triangle in Greece

 During the summer of 2009, I happened to read three Tom Ripley novels written by Patricia Highsmith, and it was one of the most entertaining reading experiences I have ever had. While it was chillingly compelling to see how its … Continue reading

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The Fake (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A dark, disturbing animation from South Korea

 South Korean animation “The Fake” is so bleak and hopeless from the beginning that I even found myself wondering during its first 30 minutes how further it would possibly go – and it did go further as I was horrified … Continue reading

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