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By the Grace of God (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Against unjust silence

French film “By the Grace of God”, which won the Jury Grand Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival early in last year, shook me hard with its sobering and harrowing tale loosely based on a real-life sexual abuse scandal … Continue reading

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Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two faces of a yoga guru

Netflix documentary film “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator”, which was released on this Wednesday, presents a very disturbing case of sexual predation revolving around a yoga guru who was once quite popular for many years in US. While it is interesting … Continue reading

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Share (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): After that night

HBO TV movie “Share”, which was bought by HBO shortly after it was shown at Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is a restrained but undeniably harrowing drama about one adolescent girl whose normal life is suddenly turned upside … Continue reading

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Leaving Neverland (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sobering allegation of sexual abuse

HBO documentary film “Leaving Neverland” gave me a number of sobering moments I will easily not forget for a while. As listening to two men who were allegedly abused and molested in sexual ways by Michael Jackson when they were … Continue reading

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The Tale (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): How differently she remembers

Memory can be deceptive at times, and HBO film “The Tale” explorers that tricky aspect through its heroine’s painful emotional journey into her past. As she comes to realize how unreliable her memories are, she comes to see more of … Continue reading

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Paterno (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): His rapid fall from grace

Joe Paterno’s rapid fall from grace during his final year can be regarded as a cautionary tale about how one’s achievements of lifetime can be so quickly tarnished and ruined by a single scandal. He dedicated himself to his profession … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Meet original Lisbeth Salander

—- David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”(2011) will be released on the second weekend of next January in South Korean theaters. The original Swedish version will be also released in South Korea a week before, so I checked … Continue reading

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