Tag Archives: Ghost

Seire (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Haunted by his ex-girlfriend

South Korean film “Seire” is a little disturbing psychological drama mainly driven by its flawed ordinary hero’s increasingly unstable mind. As his mind is burdened by more anxiety and guilty along the story, you may often wonder how reliable his … Continue reading

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Spirited (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A Christmas Carol with song and dance

“Spirited”, which is currently available on Apple TV+, attempts something different with that famous classic short story by Charles Dickens, and the result is mildly engaging on the whole. As frequently serving us song and dance numbers, the movie generates … Continue reading

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Vestige (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two short films set in Muju

South Korean independent film “Vestige” alternatively intrigued and baffled me for good reasons. While this is actually two different short films packaged together as a feature film, these two short films are connected with each other in more than one … Continue reading

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Drifting Home (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A drifting apartment building

Japanese animation feature film “Drifting Home”, which was released on Netflix a few days ago, begins with an intriguing story idea to hold your attention for a while, but it only comes to disappoint us due to several flaws in … Continue reading

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Umma (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Her mother returns to haunt her…

As a little American horror film peppered with some Korean cultural elements, “Umma” surely intrigued me at first but then eventually disappointed me. As a South Korean moviegoer, I appreciated a number of cultural elements in the film while also … Continue reading

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Master (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A racially tame campus horror flick

“Master”, which was released on Amazon Prime two days ago, feels rather tame in its incoherent mix of racial issues and supernatural elements. The movie initially seems to be ready to tackle these sensitive issues in addition to trying to … Continue reading

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The Pregnant Tree and the Goblin (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A haunting invocation between documentary and fiction

It is not so easy to categorize South Korean documentary film “The Pregnant Tree and the Goblin”, which was finally released in South Korean theaters in last week despite having its local premiere in 2019. At first, it simply seems … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A hollow piece of nostalgia

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” exists only for the nostalgia for its target audiences, and, unfortunately, that is all. Although it does try to recharge its franchise with a number of new characters at the beginning, the movie ultimately regurgitates old familiar elements … Continue reading

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The Night House (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Alone in her house

“The Night House” is a little horror film which did a rather impressive job of unnerving me from the beginning to the end. Although this is another case of woman-alone-in-terror flick, those expected moments of suspense and dread in the … Continue reading

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La Llorona (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little spooky horror film from Guatemala

“La Llorona”, which was selected as the Guatemalan entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar in this year, is a little spooky horror film which reflects one dark historical past via its effective ghost story. Filled with unnerving ambiance from … Continue reading

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