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La Llorona (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little spooky horror film from Guatemala

“La Llorona”, which was selected as the Guatemalan entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar in this year, is a little spooky horror film which reflects one dark historical past via its effective ghost story. Filled with unnerving ambiance from … Continue reading

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The Second Mother (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): When her daughter comes to the town

Can they possibly connect with each other after those long years of separation between them? “The Second Mother”, Brazil’s official submission to Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in the next year, is a calm, gentle family drama revolving around a … Continue reading

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The Help (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A mild “Giseongpoom” about that turbulent time

“The Help” reminds me of the term I frequently use for description when I write movie reviews in Korean: “Giseongpoom”, which means “ready-made product” in English. I and other South Korean critics use that word if the movie we talk … Continue reading

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