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Remember (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Isn’t he too old for this?

When I watched South Korean action thriller film “Remember” at last night, my mind was often more occupied with wondering how old its hero actually is, instead of being engaged in the film itself. As far as I could see … Continue reading

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Do Revenges (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two Vengeful Girls

Netflix film “Do Revenges”, which was released on last Friday, is a high school comedy film which willingly and proudly follows the footsteps of its seniors. While clearly influenced by a number of notable high school flicks such as “Clueless” … Continue reading

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The Northman (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A grim and brutal Nordic tale of vengeance

Robert Eggers’ new film “The Northman” attempts to push us into its strikingly brutal and barbaric world of Vikings in the Northern Europe of the 8th century. This is surely not a pleasant thing to watch at all, but it … Continue reading

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Wrath of Man (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Gritty and remorseless to say the least

Guy Ritchie’s latest work “Wrath of Man” is gritty and remorseless to say the least. While this is surely your average revenge action flick about a taciturn tough guy with a particular set of skills, it is at least packaged … Continue reading

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Promising Young Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Avenging Young Woman

“Promising Young Woman” is a darkly curious mix of comedy and noir thriller which will surely disturb you for good reasons. The movie is rather uneven and disjointed at times in handling relevant gender issues, and I still have some … Continue reading

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Bacurau (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An odd mixed bag of genres from Brazil

Brazilian film “Bacurau”, which received the Jury Prize along with French film “Les Misérables” (2019) at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year, is an odd mixed bag of genres which did not click that well with me. While … Continue reading

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The Nightingale (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A brutal revenge drama set in Tasmania, 1825

There are a number of brutally remorseless moments of physical violence in Jennifer Kent’s second feature film “The Nightingale”, which won the Special Jury Prize when it was shown at the Venice Film Festival in last year. As a matter … Continue reading

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Night Comes On (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A young girl seeking vengeance

“Night Comes On”, which won the NEXT Innovator Award at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year, is a quiet and sensitive character drama about one troubled young girl attempting to seek vengeance. While calmly following its heroine’s emotional … Continue reading

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Cold Pursuit (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A redundant remake starring Liam Neeson

“Cold Pursuit”, which is the remake version of Norwegian film “In Order of Disappearance” (2014), is fairly watchable but not particularly necessary. Because I happened to watch the original version and then write about it a few days ago, I … Continue reading

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In Order of Disappearance (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): A deadpan Norwegian revenge drama

Norwegian film “In Order of Disappearance” is a deadpan revenge drama sprinkled with a cold, morbid sense of black humor. While as stark, brutal, and violent as expected, the movie serves us a number of dryly absurd moments along with … Continue reading

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