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The Cave (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A doctor’s struggle in the Syrian Civil War

Documentary film “The Cave”, which won the People’s Choice Award for Documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival in last year and recently received an Oscar nomination a few weeks ago, is often difficult to watch to say the least. … Continue reading

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Maggie (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sweet and whimsical comedy featuring a talking catfish

South Korean independent film “Maggie”, which actually means ‘catfish’ in Korean, a sweet and whimsical comedy which gives us a number of odd and quirky moments to be savored while also quite sensitive and thoughtful about its subjects. As we … Continue reading

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Cemetery of Splendour (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Baffling but intriguing

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Cemetery of Splendour” alternatively baffled and intrigued me. Just like his previous film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (2010), the movie intentionally blurs the line between reality and fantasy in its own idiosyncratic way, so … Continue reading

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Madonna (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The Passion of Madonna

South Korean film “Madonna”, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in this May and is now currently being shown at South Korean theaters, is a tough stuff packed with stark power and harrowing emotions. It is often very … Continue reading

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Barbara (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): She’s being watched – and she knows

During the opening sequence of “Barbara”, we come to know that she is being watched – and she knows too well. She lives in East Germany in 1980, and it is an oppressive world in which the life can be … Continue reading

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