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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★

    It appears that this film is misunderstood by some.

  • Chang-ok's Letter

    Chang-ok's Letter

    ★★★★

    #1 Chang-ok's Morning
    #2 Chang-ok's Evening
    #3 Chang-ok's Daughter
    #4 Chang-ok's Kite and Letter

    Lovely, although the plugs for coffee just got me thinking of the manipulative nature of advertising and product placement. These thoughts took me out of the story and slightly soured the experience of watching the episodes. All successful drama is somewhat manipulative, though usually in regards to the viewer's emotions rather than their wallet. I would have had more respect for the brand if I thought…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    If we are to take some of the character's feelings as representing the filmmaker's view, there were some attitudes that came through this film that I couldn't go along with. Although as a satire it avoids overtly stating anything and so invokes the shield of plausible deniability.

    They are as follows:

    - Theatre is better and more worthy than film.
    I find the theatre to be a great workshop for actors but the results have never impressed me as much…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm not so concerned about reboots, remakes or sequels as they don't take away from other versions, but could potentially add a new spin on a good story. So with that in mind, I watched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and had a good time. Most of the time.

    The early school scenes had a lightness of touch in the dialogue and performances that was charming, but the contrivances of the story were pretty tough to take. The Lizard and Spider-Man made…