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The Shaman Sorceress (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A shaman sorceress’ story

South Korean animation feature film “The Shaman Sorceress” does not seem to be confident about its story and characters. While it works to some degree as a harrowing melodramatic fable of cultural clash, the movie, which is based on the … Continue reading

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The Medium (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A hollow and unpleasant geek show

Thai filmmaker Banjong Pisanthanakun’s new film “The Medium”, one of the most anticipated horror films of this year to me and many other South Korean audiences due to its South Korean co-producer Na Hong-jin (Remember “The Chaser” (2008) or “The … Continue reading

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Spirits’ Homecoming (2015) ☆1/2(1.5/4): These women deserve better than this

I am angry about South Korean film “Spirits’ Homecoming” for two reasons. I was angered as thinking about those many women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II. I was infuriated about how … Continue reading

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The Guest (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A piper comes to the village

On one day during my miserable graduate school years, one of the seniors in my advisor professor’s biology laboratory told me about his personal aversion to rodents. As a guy who grew up in a farming village, he had vivid … Continue reading

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