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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A couple of losers still stuck together

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is a jumbled mess which is alternatively silly and disappointing. While there still is what made “Venom” (2018) work to some degree, the movie frequently falters as hurriedly pushing its story and characters to the … Continue reading

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Freaky (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Freaky Friday the 13th

“Freaky”, which is incidentally released “Freaky Deathday” in South Korean theaters, is a little fun horror comedy film which accomplishes its tasks as well as intended in its small genre playground. Although its juxtaposition of two familiar story promises is … Continue reading

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The House That Jack Built (2018) BOMB: A dreary exercise in cruelty and depravity

To be frank with you, I had some serious concern before watching Lars von Trier’s latest film “The House That Jack Built”. I heard that many audiences walked out of the screening room when it was shown at the Cannes … Continue reading

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A sombre but intense noir thriller

 Through its tarnished hero’s melancholic investigation process, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” looks into the dark, twisted face of human evil, and there are several chilling moments which will make you cringe or gasp for the horror implied during these … Continue reading

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Halloween (1978) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : “It *was* the boogeyman.”

“More than once during the movie I looked around just to make sure that no one weird was sitting behind me.”  – from Gene Siskel’s 1978 review on “Halloween” When I watched John Carpenter’s “Halloween” for the first time in … Continue reading

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I Saw the Devil (2010) ☆☆☆ (3/4) : It has everything – including a toilet stool

“I Saw the Devil” provides almost everything to shock you and repel you – and I admired it at some degree. The movie acquired its notoriety even before its release in South Korea due to the conflict with Korean Media Rating Board(About 1.5 minutes was cut from the original version in the end). It has been striking our Korean audience with a little mercy since this Thursday while inducing discussions among them about the violence in the movies. I guarantee you, the movie will be the most controversial South Korean movie of this year.
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