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Glass (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A decidedly lukewarm superhero movie

“Glass”, which is supposed to be the concluding chapter for director/writer M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” (2000) and “Split” (2016), is a decidedly lukewarm superhero movie which is fascinating enough to talk about but is not good enough to recommend. Although … Continue reading

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A Vigilante (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A female avenger against domestic violence

“A Vigilante” is a small but fascinating drama about one troubled woman who chooses a rather drastic way of fighting against domestic violence. While firmly sticking to its austere attitude, the movie works as a restrained but intense character study … Continue reading

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Dragged Across Concrete (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty and vicious crime thriller

S. Criag Zahler’s latest work “Dragged Across Concrete” is a gritty and vicious crime thriller film testing our patience and tolerance in many different ways. Mainly revolving around two undeniably racist cop characters, the movie often unnerves us with their … Continue reading

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Idol (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A tense but murky South Korean noir thriller

I am still not that sure whether I understand everything presented in South Korean noir thriller film “Idol”, which sometimes seems to signify nothing but confusion and frustration. While that probably does not matter much considering how adamantly murky the … Continue reading

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Triple Frontier (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They go for money this time…

“Triple Frontier”, which was released on Nexflix yesterday, is fairly watchable but not that satisfying on the whole. While often gritty and intense as required, the movie does not bring anything particularly new to its genre territory, and it is … Continue reading

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Disorder (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A damaged soldier trying to protect

“Disorder” is a genre piece more thoughtful and powerful than I expected. While often tense and gripping as required, the movie relentlessly delves into its deeply troubled hero’s damaged state of mind, and the result is a compelling character study … Continue reading

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The Vanishing (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Three lighthouse keepers on an isle

“The Vanishing” initially intrigued me but eventually bored me a lot. Loosely inspired by a mysterious case of disappearance which really happened in 1900, the movie attempts a dark thriller drama of greed, guilt, and madness, but it fails to … Continue reading

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