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Murder on the Orient Express (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Slick but passable

I remember well when I read Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel “Murder on the Orient Express” for the first time. I was a 9-year-old boy who devoured many various mystery novels ranging from Sherlock Holmes to Philip Marlowe, and that … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A dark journey on the New Ice Age Express

I know it is a cliché, but I must say this; “Snowpiercer” is something we do not come across often in the movie theaters nowadays. This is a smart, compelling science fiction film which can intrigue us with its futuristic … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Meet an overblown oddball western

“The Lone Ranger” has several moments of unadulterated fun although it is messy and uneven on the whole. It is not as bad as some reviewers said, and it is certainly nice to hear William Tell Overture being pumped up … Continue reading

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Transsiberian (2008) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A wintry thriller on the Transsiberian Express

  “Transsiberian” is a Hitchcockian thriller decorated with icy wintry landscapes, and it is a good example. It sets its tone right at the beginning, and then it carefully develops its unstable feeling as loading the story and the characters on … Continue reading

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I Wish (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Two little brothers reaching for miracle

“I Wish” is a gentle, funny, poignant, sensitive, insightful and optimistic story about two little brothers reaching for miracle. Although I missed the chance to watch it when it was released at South Korean theaters around the end of the … Continue reading

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Source Code (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Clever SF thriller within repeated 8 minutes

 Above all, “Source Code” is something I welcome without hesitation: a smart SF thriller with efficiency and skills. Its scientific settings are a little too shaky and ambiguous, and, to be frank with you, I had to operate some parallel … Continue reading

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