Tag Archives: Soldier

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Heavy is the body that wears the armour

Watching South Korean film “Illang: the Wolf Brigade” was a grim and ponderous experience. Although there are a number of well-made action sequences, the movie does not provide enough fun and interest to hold my attention despite its supposedly intriguing … Continue reading

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Good Kill (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): His unbearable lightness of following orders

“Good Kill” wants to be a thought-provoking drama about the disturbing sides of modern warfare technology of our time, but it only keeps spinning its wheels with no sense of direction. While there are a number of darkly absurd scenes … Continue reading

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Zero Motivation (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): Israeli female solders stuck in office job

Through the droll observation on a bunch of female soldiers who have to cope with their drab, suffocating daily life at the base, Israeli comedy film “Zero Motivation” delights us with unexpected moments of amusement and laugh. I did not … Continue reading

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Camp X-ray (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A guard and a detainee in Gitmo

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp has been one of the most unjust things during the War on Terror, which is still being continued around the world with no end in sight. Because the people held at this camp are technically … Continue reading

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Sunshine on Lieth (2013) ☆☆☆ (3/4) : Love, music, and Edinburgh

Although it has usual weaknesses as a musical film mainly depending on individual moments of music and choreography more than plot and characters, “Sunshine on Lieth” is not without charm and energy to entertain us. Its plot revolving around several … Continue reading

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‘71 (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A gripping tale of survival in the midst of the Troubles

 “‘71” is a gripping tale of survival with a number of very intense moments which made my body tightened during my viewing. Pumped by its confident direction and fueled by its strong lead performance, the movie never loses its tight … Continue reading

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The Guest (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Guess who’s coming to their home?

 Many horror films announce to us in advance that something bad will happen sooner or later, and “The Guest” makes its ominous announcement a little too much. Besides the occasional appearance of moody music, we are served with 1) a … Continue reading

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