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Small Axe: Mangrove (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Trial of the Mangrove Nine

During the latest Oscar season, there was a rather trivial controversy on Steve McQueen’s ambitious film anthology series “Small Axe”. While its first three films were respectively shown at a number of movie festivals including the New York Film Festival … Continue reading

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Yankinku Dragon (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Nowhere but here in Japan

Japanese film “Yankinku Drangon” is a corny but heartfelt drama mainly revolving around one colorful Korean Japanese family. While you can instantly discern that it tries to pull our heartstrings as hard as it can, the movie has a big … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Hope (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another deadpan film from Kaurismäki

I remember well when I watched Aki Kaurismäki’s “Le Havre” (2011) during one cold evening of 2011 December. I watched it at a local arthouse theater which was as freezing as the outside, and I remember well when the theater … Continue reading

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The Trip to Italy (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Food, Scenery, and Talk – again

“The Trip to Italy”, which is the sequel to “The Trip” (2010), is pretty much same as before except a few things. While its two stars happen to have another restaurant trip coupled with a number of nice hotels and … Continue reading

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