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Hostiles (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber but brutal Western drama

“Hostiles” is a somber but brutal Western drama about a man with the long history of violence and a risky journey he goes through along with a bunch of various figures. Now you get a pretty idea about what you … Continue reading

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Last Cab to Darwin (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An old cab driver’s last journey

Believe or not, the story of Australian film “Last Cab to Darwin” was really inspired by a real-life story associated with the first legalization of euthanasia in the world. In 1995, euthanasia was legalized in the Northern Territory of Australia, … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) ☆☆(2/4) : Is he back yet?

 Now we finally arrive at “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, the final chapter of a bloated trilogy which just went on and on in the previous films and then gets sunken into one very, very, very long … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : So they go there…

 Many beloved fantasy worlds depend on small and big details to make us believe and accept them, and the Middle-Earth, that enchantingly bountiful world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, is no exception. While … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : It’s a long, long start….

In 2000, I read J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Lord of the Rings” for the first time after hearing the news about Peter Jackson’s ambitious plan for making that epic trilogy into three films. Although the translated version I read was not … Continue reading

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This Must Be the Place (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An offbeat journey of an aging rock star

“This Must Be the Place” is an offbeat drama about a sad man who has been hiding inside his appearance of the past as his shell for a long time. When Cheyenne, played by Sean Penn in a striking appearance … Continue reading

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I Wish (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Two little brothers reaching for miracle

“I Wish” is a gentle, funny, poignant, sensitive, insightful and optimistic story about two little brothers reaching for miracle. Although I missed the chance to watch it when it was released at South Korean theaters around the end of the … Continue reading

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