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Maiden (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Sailing Away

Documentary film “Maiden” presents a fascinating real-life story about a group of brave and strong women who attempted to show the world that girls can do anything. Although they naturally faced many troubles and obstacles including sexism from the very … Continue reading

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See You Yesterday (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little time travel adventure in Brooklyn

“See You Yesterday”, which was released on Netflix last Friday, is a little smart movie which puts its own distinctive touches on one of the most time-honored science fiction subjects. While it takes a familiar route packed with predictable narrative … Continue reading

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As their love abides

Barry Jenkins’ latest film “If Beale Street Could Talk” warmly starts with its two main characters spending time together outside. Even before one of them talks to us about how much they are in love with each other, their mutual … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): She won’t be quiet at all

“The Hate U Give”, which is based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas, handles a timely subject with earnest care and compassion. Through the intimate human story of a young girl who becomes a lot more … Continue reading

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Green Book (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Driving for his black employer

“Green Book”, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival several months ago, is a mild crowd-pleaser film which would probably be more acceptable if it had been made around 30 years ago. While it is … Continue reading

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Blindspotting (2018) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Race matters

“Blindspotting” has one of the most gripping showstopper moments I have ever seen during recent years. While that spellbinding moment alone is more than enough for recommendation, the movie is also packed with other terrific moments as going up and … Continue reading

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Detroit (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Visceral but unfocused

Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film “Detroit” is a visceral but unfocused work which made me feel rather ambivalent about it after my viewing. While it is as vivid and tense as required during many of its key moments, it does not … Continue reading

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