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  • 1987: When the Day Comes

    1987: When the Day Comes

    ★★★½

    Can't get over how Kim Yoon-seok looks without facial hair.

    Seriously, though, this is one of the few Korean political dramas where the melodramatic doesn't take precedence. The first half, especially, is tightly structured, focused and consistently engaging. The second half ventures into the overly dramatic at times, but the who's who of Korean acting keep your eyes glued to the screen.

    A respectably placed film on the Letterboxd 100: South Korea list.

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★½

    LIFE AS FICTION Michael Fassbender is the best android ever: This, sadly, is the one true takeaway from Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe. If forced to admit another, it would be that the elder Scott brother has now further cemented himself as arguably the single most overrated director working today. For him, style over substance has become par for course, and while that isn’t a bad thing, it’s consistently kept him from being great since 1982. His…

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    Last Action Hero

    ★★½

    Meta before meta was cool. Also: Hamlet and The Seventh Seal.