Tag Archives: Psychiatrist

The Phenom (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A baseball pitcher with issues

“The Phenom” is a somber and restrained sports drama which focuses more on psychological elements than physical ones. Mainly revolving around one talented but troubled rookie baseball player, the movie calmly and tentatively examines his longtime emotional issues, and we … Continue reading

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Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An animation film about therapeutic heist

Hungarian animation feature film “Ruben Brandt, Collector” is a visual joy to behold. Freely and joyfully wielding its wacky, distinctive style across the screen, the film constantly dazzles us with numerous fantastic sights apparently inspired by many different artworks from … Continue reading

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Halloween (1978) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : “It *was* the boogeyman.”

“More than once during the movie I looked around just to make sure that no one weird was sitting behind me.”  – from Gene Siskel’s 1978 review on “Halloween” When I watched John Carpenter’s “Halloween” for the first time in … Continue reading

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Side Effects (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Something doesn’t feel right

 Something doesn’t feel right, and you wonder what it is as you are drawn to the ambiguous tone during the first half of “Side Effects”. Its story is one of those standard thriller plots frequently going beyond the realm of … Continue reading

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We Have a Pope (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : They do have, but….

While I encountered the news about the recent Conclave held in Vatican, my mind automatically went back to “We Have a Pope”, a warm, amusing comedy directed by Nanni Moretti. Because it will be soon released in South Korea in … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Method (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : The analysis of an academic triangle

The characters in “A Dangerous Method” talk, listen, discuss, disagree, and argue during the most of its running time, and they are very serious about what they deal with. The movie is surely a talky period drama, but it is … Continue reading

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