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The First Wave (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their first several months with COVID-19

Matthew Heineman’s new documentary film “The First Wave”, which was recently included in the shortlist for Best Documentary Oscar, looks at a number of New York City hospital workers and patients who struggled a lot during the first several months … Continue reading

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The Prayer (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little robot morality play

South Korean film “The Prayer”, which is actually the theatrical version of one episode of South Korean TV anthology drama series “SF8”, is a simple but thought-provoking SF morality play which examines one familiar but undeniably impossible moral dilemma via … Continue reading

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Convergence: Courage in a Crisis (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): People working on the front line against COVID-19

Latest Netflix documentary film “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”, which is released today, is a modest but engaging assembly of personal narratives observed around the world during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As busily shuffling around its multiple narratives, the documentary … Continue reading

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Saint Maud (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The sobering observation of one disturbing religious mania

“Saint Maud” is a dark and disturbing psychological thriller which will catch you off guard more than once. As mostly sticking to its very disturbed heroine’s warped viewpoint, the movie alternatively chills and fascinates us via a number of intense … Continue reading

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The Power (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Her first night shift

“The Power” is a little spooky horror film shrouded in creepy darkness. While it has several effective moments to be appreciated, the movie often falters in case of handling its two different kinds of horrors in addition to being hampered … Continue reading

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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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