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Denial (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): History on Trial

As far as I can see from “Denial”, David Irving is a vile piece of work. He is a bullying propagandist who has no qualms about humiliating and discrediting others through lies and falsification, and any decent person cannot help … Continue reading

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Son of Saul (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): The Holocaust viewed from inside

Unflinchingly grim and despairing but undeniably powerful and astonishing, Hungarian film “Son of Saul” will haunt you for a long time after its last shot. While never feeling artsy or exploitative at all, this extraordinary film firmly stays around the … Continue reading

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Woman in Gold (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A family history behind one famous painting

“Woman in Gold” tells us a story behind one of the most famous artworks from the 20th century. Painted by Gustav Klimt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, which is also known as “Woman in Gold”, was one of the most … Continue reading

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Ida (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A nun’s journey

 Polish film “Ida” looks so simple and concise that describing its plot will not be enough to explain why it is one of the most memorable experiences of this year. I initially observed the movie with admiration toward its impressive … Continue reading

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In Darkness (2011) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A light in darkness

 First, I want to emphasize to you that there is nothing particularly bad in “In Darkness”, one of the Best Foreign Film Oscar nominees in last year. It was made with good intention, and its subject is treated with respect … Continue reading

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