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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An animation film on Buñuel

Spanish animation film “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” is the interesting presentation of Luis Buñuel at an early point in his life and career. While it may not surprise you that much if you are a longtime admirer … Continue reading

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Girlhood (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A girl’s life in Banlieue

  French word ‘Banlieue’ originally meant a middle-class suburban area in the vicinity of big cities like Paris, but its meaning was modified around the 1970s along with the increased influx of foreign immigrants in France. These immigrants, most of … Continue reading

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Winter’s Bone (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Her desperate determination in cold, harsh world

 Although its story is driven by a mystery surrounding certain missing person, the mystery only serves as a trigger for something far more than itself in “Winter’s Bone”. While we follow its heroine’s plight and wait for the answer to … Continue reading

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