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A Ghost Story (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An atypical ghost story

“A Ghost Story” is not your average ghost story. Although it may initially look ridiculous due to its rather goofy premise, the movie slowly comes to engage us as its unconventional narrative rolls along with its ghost hero, and it … Continue reading

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Mother! (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A no-holds-barred allegory from Darren Aronofsky

Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, “Mother!” is a no-holds-barred allegory which will shake you up a lot during your viewing. I must confess that I was baffled during its rather ponderous first act, but then I … Continue reading

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Gerald’s Game (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman bound in danger

When I came across the trailer of “Gerald’s Game”, I was rather perplexed for good reasons. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, and that novel seems to be nearly impossible to be … Continue reading

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The Poet and the Boy (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Poetry and sexual confusion

South Korean film “The Poet and the Boy” is a familiar story to the bone. Here is an artist struggling with his lack of inspiration, but then there comes an unexpected possibility of romance, and he is both confused and … Continue reading

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Lady Macbeth (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A chilly period drama about one wicked lady

Although it is not based on that Scottish play by William Shakespeare, “Lady Macbeth” is as mean, dark, chilly, and vicious as you can expect from its title. Based on Russian writer Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella “Lady Macbeth of the … Continue reading

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Maudie (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her artistry and their life

Besides illuminating the undeniable artistry of its real-life artist heroine, “Maudie” focuses on small intimate moments from her plain, shabby life with a man she came to live with for many years. While it is interesting to get the occasional … Continue reading

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Paterson (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A bus driver poet in Paterson

Several days ago, I went to the Iksan campus of Chonbuk National University for meeting several colleagues of my previous workplace. After meeting them and then having a little chat with them, I waited outside for a bus to the … Continue reading

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