Tag Archives: School

I Want to Know Your Parents (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Parents worse than their kids

I came to have some reservation as watching South Korean film “I Want to Know Your Parents”, which is finally released here in South Korean theaters after being suspended for several years due to the allegations of sexual harassment on … Continue reading

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Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): His little malfunctioning friend

Animation feature film “Ron’s Gone Wrong” may aim low from the beginning, but it is more entertaining than expected. Although many of its components are familiar to the core, it fairly works well as cheerfully swaying back and forth between … Continue reading

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A Long Way to School (2020) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Mothers fighting against prejudices

South Korean documentary film “A Long Way to School” looks into a long fight of a group of courageous mothers who simply wanted their children with disabilities to have a special school closer to them. While it is often infuriating … Continue reading

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Yes, God, Yes (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The little sexual awakening of one Christian girl

“Yes, God, Yes” is a little coming-of-age comedy film which turns out to be more considerate and thoughtful than you may expect from its very title. While surely generating some good laughs from its adolescent Christian heroine’s gradual sexual awakening, … Continue reading

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House of Hummingbird (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): This girl’s life in Seoul, 1994

South Korean film “House of Hummingbird”, which received the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury when it was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival early in this year, observes a young ordinary girl’s life in specific place … Continue reading

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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their little Arthurian adventure

“The Kid Who Would Be King” is a little fantasy adventure movie willingly and unabashedly going for unadulterated fun and excitement. Although it is rather familiar and predictable as a modern variation of the Arthurian legend, the movie lively and … Continue reading

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Wonder (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sentimental but sincere family drama

“Wonder” wants to move our heart, and it did its job well. Sure, I could see through its intention right from its first scene, but then I found myself touched by its many sentimental but sincere moments which made me … Continue reading

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A Brighter Summer Day (1991) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): A great movie never too long

Edward Yang’s “A Bright Summer Day”, which recently happened to be released in South Korea, is a singular masterpiece to be admired for numerous reasons. On one level, it is a tragic adolescent drama inspired by a notorious real-life incident … Continue reading

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Silly but uproarious

While being as silly as its title suggests, animation film “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” is often quite funny as gleefully and knowingly embracing its sheer goofiness. When I watched its trailer early in this year, I thought it … Continue reading

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Dancesport Girls (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Dancing high school girls and their good teacher

South Korean documentary film “Dancesport Girls” is filled with genuine positive spirit. Here are a bunch of high school girls who simply enjoy themselves as preparing for their big moment to come, and it is really fun to watch them … Continue reading

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