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Sunset in My Hometown (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A rapper coming back to his hometown

South Korean film “Sunset in My Hometown” is a mixed bag whose weak elements are covered by its strong elements to some degree. Although it is too corny and predictable at times and I am not sure about whether its … Continue reading

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The Peanuts Movie (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): You’re still a good man, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and his gangs in late Charles M. Schulz’s classic newspaper comic strip “Peanuts” have been cultural icons around the world since when it was started in 1950. Like many of you, I came to encounter these simple, broad, … Continue reading

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Tomboy (2011) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : Summer days of a tomboy

If you do not have any information about “Tomboy”, you may mistake its young main character for a boy during its opening scene. With short hair style and boyish attire, this young girl nearly at the end of her pre-adolescence … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : They will be ready for anything….

“Cheap Thrills” is a mean, vicious black comedy with recognizable human traits as its major driving factor. Some of the uncomfortable behaviors presented in the film are so cringe-inducing that we cannot help but roll our eyes with more horror … Continue reading

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Han Gong-ju (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

 She is the one who should be helped and protected, but she is left in pain and confusion instead, and she does not even know how to deal with her gloomy situation while not wholly understanding it in her helpless … Continue reading

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Dear Dolphin (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Guilt and illusion they have

They are still grieving over their loss with guilt inside their hearts, and their confused hearts don’t know what to do. They are pretty clumsy when they grasp for consolation or redemption, and they remain as confused as before. In … Continue reading

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50/50 (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Laugh/Tear – 50/50

  While recognizing the harsh reality in its story without sugar-coating, “50/50” finds humor in the gravity of hero’s situation, and it works better than you think. Like the title suggests, the movie is an equal mix of comedy and drama. … Continue reading

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