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Sorry We Missed You (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A bleak slice of hard working-class life

Ken Loach’s latest film “Sorry We Missed You” is a bleak slice of hard working-class life you will not forget easily. Phlegmatically and unflinchingly observing how its main characters are driven into more despair and frustration along the story, the … Continue reading

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Maggie (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sweet and whimsical comedy featuring a talking catfish

South Korean independent film “Maggie”, which actually means ‘catfish’ in Korean, a sweet and whimsical comedy which gives us a number of odd and quirky moments to be savored while also quite sensitive and thoughtful about its subjects. As we … Continue reading

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Cemetery of Splendour (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Baffling but intriguing

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Cemetery of Splendour” alternatively baffled and intrigued me. Just like his previous film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (2010), the movie intentionally blurs the line between reality and fantasy in its own idiosyncratic way, so … Continue reading

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I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Steady creepiness

“I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” is a steady exercise in creepiness. After establishing its small, sparse setting, the movie patiently dials up the level of tension bit by bit as its ill-fated heroine is slowly … Continue reading

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Sunshine on Lieth (2013) ☆☆☆ (3/4) : Love, music, and Edinburgh

Although it has usual weaknesses as a musical film mainly depending on individual moments of music and choreography more than plot and characters, “Sunshine on Lieth” is not without charm and energy to entertain us. Its plot revolving around several … Continue reading

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Point Blank (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Passable but efficient

As revisiting French action thriller film “Point Blank”, I thought about how familiar a certain thriller premise is. In many thriller films like this one, an ordinary guy suddenly finds himself being blackmailed to do something not so good while … Continue reading

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