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Herstory (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A long, difficult legal struggle for their closure

It is hard for me not to be emotional about the infuriating injustice reflected by the fictional drama of South Korean film “Herstory”, which is inspired by one significant real-life lawsuit against the Japanese government. During the World War II, … Continue reading

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Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The free press in peril

Netflix documentary film “Nobody Speaks: Trials of the Free Press” is often alarming to watch for good reasons. It amusingly begins with many absurdities of one infamous court trial which drew lots of attention during last year, but then it … Continue reading

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Woman in Gold (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A family history behind one famous painting

“Woman in Gold” tells us a story behind one of the most famous artworks from the 20th century. Painted by Gustav Klimt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, which is also known as “Woman in Gold”, was one of the most … Continue reading

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Minority Opinion (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s a fiction indeed – but it reflects the reality

At the beginning, South Korean courtroom drama “Minority Opinion” emphasizes that it is entirely fictional, but I and others in the screening room knew well that its angry story reflects the reality we all are very familiar with. After all, … Continue reading

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Leviathan (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : A moody, fatalistic social drama from Russia

Reticent and foreboding right from during its first scene, Russian film “Leviathan”, which was recently Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film early in this year, is shrouded in a moody, fatalistic aura of ill fortune. Even when things seem to … Continue reading

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A Separation (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A complex human conflict unfolded from one separation

 None of the characters is a villain in their complex human conflict in an Iranian domestic drama film “A Separation”. Each of them has each own priority among the moral/ethical/religious values in their world, and the difference between their views causes … Continue reading

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The Social Network (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : An energetic story about Facebook

 “The Social Network” is simply riveting. I have no idea about how much of its story is fictional, but, as the fiction, the movie is smooth, fast, clever, and entertaining as the drama of a young man who finds himself … Continue reading

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