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Hotel Mumbai (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A brutal docudrama on the 2008 Mumbai Attacks

“Hotel Mumbai” intends to be a vivid, intense, and disturbing presentation of the 2008 Mumbai Attacks, and it succeeds to some degree although I feel rather ambivalent about its overall result. While it is often gripping and chilling as depicting … Continue reading

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Winter Sleep (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : Dormant in his own hypocrisy

 The first thing to draw my attention in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s new film “Winter Sleep” is the rocky, mountainous landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey. While making wonderful sights for tourism in their weathered appearances, those soft rocks, which were formed from … Continue reading

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Albert Nobbs (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Can she possibly be happy?

 The titular character of “Albert Nobbs” is a very, very unhappy human being under miserable condition. The lonely, isolated life of this character is so devoid of any joy or happiness that she still does not know what to do … Continue reading

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Welcome to the Wes Anderson Hotel

 In last year, I purchased “The Wes Anderson Collection” written by my acquaintance Matt Zoller Seitz, the book which is still looking upon me in the bookcase above my laboratory desk. I have not delved into this big, lovely hardcover … Continue reading

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Before Midnight (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3/5/4) : It’s still wonderful to meet them again

After long years, they live together as a couple. They are no longer two young students who accidentally met each other for the first time in “Before Sunrise”(1995), and they are more jaded than when they came across the possibility … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : British retirees outsourced to India

If you think “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is one of those travelogues you have seen before, you are partially right about that. I am sure you have heard about their genre formula; A bunch of Western visitors come to … Continue reading

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