Tag Archives: Teacher

Dancesport Girls (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Dancing high school girls and their good teacher

South Korean documentary film “Dancesport Girls” is filled with genuine positive spirit. Here are a bunch of high school girls who simply enjoy themselves as preparing for their big moment to come, and it is really fun to watch them … Continue reading

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The Student (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A fanatic boy in the classroom

Darkly absurd and compelling, Russian film “The Student” disturbs us during its many fierce rhetorical scenes, which will grip your attention regardless of your opinion on religion. Here is an adolescent boy who suddenly starts to drive himself into religious … Continue reading

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Misbehavior (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Dangerous misbehaviors

South Korean film “Misbehavior” slowly boils with its dark, nervous tale of desire, jealousy, and manipulation. While it is quite uncomfortable mainly due to a number of serious misbehaviors committed by its main characters, the movie is compelling to watch … Continue reading

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Seymour: An Introduction (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): On his duet of life and art

The first minutes of documentary film “Seymour: An Introduction” was more than enough for me to become interested in its remarkable human subject. As a man who has happily maintained his own balance between life and art for many years, … Continue reading

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The Hunt (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : An unjust ordeal caused by an innocent lie

 It was just one small innocent lie, but, once people start to believe it, it topples one man’s life upside down, and his life becomes a living purgatory as a result. Through the unjust ordeal of its ordinary hero, Danish … Continue reading

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Small Change (1976) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The lively kids in one French town

When I watched one film directed by François Truffaut for the first time during one Sunday afternoon of 2008, I had a little expectation about the movie, which was shown on TV as “Pocket Money”. Although I was already familiar … Continue reading

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Monsieur Lazhar (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A substitute teacher in charge of the class in grief

The terrible incident suddenly happens in one Canadian elementary school during the mundane but shattering opening sequence of “Monsieur Lazhar.” While the students enjoy the free time outside the building, one of the schoolteachers is found dead, hanging herself up … Continue reading

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