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Blow the Man Down (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little crime comedy drama in Maine

“Blow the Man Down”, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival early in last year and then was recently released on Amazon Prime Video, is a little crime comedy drama packed with enough local mood and … Continue reading

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The Bacchus Lady (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Miss Yoon Abides

Here is to you, Miss Yoon Yeo-jeong, who is indubitably the best thing in South Korean film “The Bacchus Lady”. While the movie itself often steps back from its main subject and stammers around other things, this wonderful actress did … Continue reading

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The Immigrant (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4): A rich, somber classic melodrama from a bygone era

 Right from its evocative opening shot, “The Immigrant” takes us into the era when many poor, desperate people struggled hard in a world which was not as generous to them as they hoped. They might have some bright hopes about … Continue reading

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Fading Gigolo (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5): A little more than sex for cash, so to speak

 As a comedy about the world’s oldest profession(and the second one), “Fading Gigolo” caresses, curdles, massages, and tickles its story and characters while not going a lot into its carnal affairs. Although it occasionally shows humor and poignancy while handling … Continue reading

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Concussion (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Deviation with coffee, talk, and sex

 It has been a good life for her and her family, but now she finds herself getting suffocated by her daily life. As she feels her discontent growing inside her day by day, she decides to try something different, and … Continue reading

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Life, Above All (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : This girl’s hard life

Looking back at when I watched “Life, Above All”(2010) in last December, I can discern that I am a more jaded adult than I think. At one point in the story, I wondered for a while if its heroine really … Continue reading

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