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Trumbo (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A passable biopic about one legendary Hollywood writer

As a biography film about one legendary Hollywood figure, “Trumbo” looks trivial compared to his larger-than-life status. Here is a man who steadily fought against the injustices inflicted upon himself and his ill-fated colleagues for years while never bending his … Continue reading

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Mistress America (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another witty New Yorker comedy from Baumbach

“Mistress America” is another witty New Yorker comedy from Noah Baumbach, and it is as acute and amusing as you can expect from him. While its two heroines are not that likable as we get to know more about their … Continue reading

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Seven Psychopaths (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Screenplay work in criminal process

 “Seven Psychopaths” is about one funny screenplay writing process which is cheerfully juxtaposed with absurd humor and striking violence to shock you and then amuse you. As we follow its convoluted plot, it becomes apparent to us that it is … Continue reading

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Deadpan Vampires in Artistic Ennui

 Eternity is a dreadfully boring concept, but Jim Jarmusch’s new film “Only Lovers Left Alive” tickled me with the languid ennui of its vampire characters, and it is definitely a lot more entertaining than those tedious Twilight movies. The life … Continue reading

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The Russian Novel (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s good, but it needs more proofreading

 Everyone has at least one story to tell inside him, and the hero of “The Russian Novel”, a small but interesting South Korean movie about writing, has many stories to tell, and he is eager to get his stories read … Continue reading

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Before Midnight (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3/5/4) : It’s still wonderful to meet them again

After long years, they live together as a couple. They are no longer two young students who accidentally met each other for the first time in “Before Sunrise”(1995), and they are more jaded than when they came across the possibility … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Life is full of make-ups

“Cloud Atlas” is something you do not often encounter at theater: an ambitiously epic folly which will dazzle or bore you at the big screening room. Though I am not entirely sure about my opinion on this giant messy tapestry, … Continue reading

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Sinister (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It eventually becomes sinister….

“Sinister” goes through a familiar route we have encountered from countless horror films about houses of ill omen. As a matter of fact, it is quite predictable at times, so I knew what would happen next as soon as it … Continue reading

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Take This Waltz (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s hard not to follow heart…

Sometimes people find themselves in the difficult circumstance where heart is in conflict with brain. The heroine of “Take This Waltz” feels an urge to follow her heart, but she is not so sure about how to deal with it. … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A delightful fantasy strolling into old Paris

There are lots of details you may not notice while watching Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”(2011), a charming comedy which leisurely strolls around one of the most beautiful cities on the world with its paranormal premise to delight you. I … Continue reading

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