Tag Archives: Kidnapping

All the Money in the World (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): All he cares about is money

What a piece of work J. Paul Getty is. While being the richest man in the world, he was also probably the cheapest guy in the world, and Ridley Scott’s new film “All the Money in the World” is compelling … Continue reading

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Split (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Shaymalan and McAvoy going way over the top

Among a bunch of books I have kept since my elementary school years, Daniel Keyes’ nonfiction book “The Minds of Billy Milligan” is one of more notable ones I still remember quite well. Its real-life story of a man struggling … Continue reading

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Missing Woman (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her babysitter is missing…

South Korean film “Missing Woman” begins as a seemingly conventional mystery thriller and then reveals darker elements which later turn the story into a sort of social horror tale which is often frighteningly realistic to me and other South Korean … Continue reading

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The Clan (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A double family life

A real-life criminal story dramatized in Argentine film “The Clan” is both disturbing and compelling to say the least. Here is the man who is not only a ruthless criminal but also an ordinary middle-class father, and we cannot help … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar! (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): There is no business like movie business

The Coen brothers have never been boring throughout their long, illustrious career. For instance, after a gripping cold-blooded neo-noir thriller in their terrific debut film “Blood Simple” (1985), they went all the way for cheerful wackiness in “Raising Arizona” (1987), … Continue reading

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Room (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Inside and outside their small room

Beginning with one very grim human condition, “Room” takes us into a small isolated world of its two main characters who have depended only on each other for years. While we are horrified by the darkness of their terrible circumstance, … Continue reading

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The Classified File (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A police investigation assisted by fortunetelling

I remember when my parents asked a Buddhist monk to tell my fortunes in the future. I do not remember well what he told me and my parents after he checked some book and then did some sort of calculation … Continue reading

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