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Limbo (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Refugees stuck in a remote Scottish island

“Limbo” is a small offbeat film about a group of refugees stuck in a remote Scottish island. While often recognizing their quiet desperation and frustration in a number of achingly melancholic moments, the movie is also often surprisingly funny with … Continue reading

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The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A refugee who becomes, uh, art

“The Man Who Sold His Skin”, which was nominated for Best International Film Oscar in last month, tries to balance itself between two very different plot elements. At first, it begins as a serious refugee drama, and then it enters … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A harrowing Bosnian war drama

Bosnian film “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, which was recently nominated for Best International Film Oscar, is an unforgettable war drama which takes us into one of the most tragic incidents in the Bosnian War. As told to us at the beginning … Continue reading

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His House (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A refugee couple under insidious influence

Netflix film “His House” is a modest but undeniably effective horror flick which turns out to be more than your average haunted place tale. Gradually dialing up its level of creepiness along its story as required, the movie comes to … Continue reading

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Jupiter’s Moon (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A boy who can levitate

Sometimes I come across films which are commendable in technical aspects but unsatisfying in terms of story and characters, and Hungarian film “Jupiter’s Moon” is one of such disappointing examples. I was impressed by a number of technically superlative moments … Continue reading

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Human Flow (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A wide, intimate look into global refugee crisis

As a wide, intimate look into the ongoing refugee crisis around our world, Ai Weiwei’s documentary film “Human Flow” is sometimes difficult to watch. Moving around here and there around the world, the documentary frequently shows us vivid, harrowing moments … Continue reading

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