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Maborosi (1995) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The remarkable debut work from Hirokazu Kore-eda

“Maborosi”, the first feature film of Hirokazu Kore-eda, is a haunting work of serene beauty and aching sadness. Phlegmatically observing how its heroine keeps going on with her life which is irreversibly changed by one devastating incident, the movie intimately … Continue reading

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Duck Town (2017) ☆☆(2/4): Whimsical and suicidal

“Duck Town” rubbed me in a wrong way, and I did not like that. Although I was amused by its several whimsical moments to some degrees, I was annoyed and offended by a number of broad, superficial moments associated with … Continue reading

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A Man Called Ove (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A Grumpy Old Suicidal Man

Swedish film “A Man Called Ove”, which was recently nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, looks typical at first. Here is a blunt, irascible curmudgeon who frequently gets annoyed by many things in his life, and it is not … Continue reading

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Swiss Army Man (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A bromance with one multi-functional corpse

What a bizarre movie “Swiss Army Man” is. Its premise is so offbeat that you may have no particular desire to see the movie once you hear about its premise, and it is rather amazing that its two directors and … Continue reading

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Captain Fantastic (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An atypical family’s wacky journey

I remain unsure and baffled about how “Captain Fantastic” is about, even though I was well aware of what it is about. I guess it is supposed to be a whimsical comedy drama about a quirky alternative family lifestyle, but … Continue reading

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Amour Fou (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : “Would you care to die with me?”

When they meet each other for the first time, they have no idea of how they would influence each other’s fate. As pulling or pushing each other, they are slowly moved toward to a certain destination waiting for them from … Continue reading

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Goodbye Solo (2008) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : An unlikely friendship between two different people

Through its simple but thoughtful storytelling, “Goodbye Solo” slowly draws us into its intimate human drama. At the beginning, we are put right into the ongoing conversation between its two main characters, and they cannot possibly look more different from … Continue reading

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