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  • Minari
  • The Worst Person in the World
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  • The Epilogue

    ★★★

  • The Chaser

    ★★★★½

  • Chloe

    ★★★½

  • The African Queen

    ★★★★

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★★

    One of My Most Anticipated Movies of the Year

    Winner: Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic, CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH deserves all the hype it got out of Sundance Film Fest. With an exceptionally grounded coming-of-age narrative blended into a pretty straightforward romantic comedy, producer-writer-actor-director-editor Cooper Raiff showcases how affable and light-on-feet storytelling can really navigate deep into our hearts. A movie I loved so much for its unshakable warmth.

    But you, you only have you. And how scary but how amazing.…

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★★★★

    Often classified as mystery or thriller genre, BLOW-UP doesn't really offer a satisfying conclusion. This movie still leaves some mysteries unsolved. Director Michelangelo Antonioni just showed us the process and the questions. But he just didn't give the answers... It's a slow burn antithriller, and nothing really happens to wrap things up, but I don't give a rat's ass. This is the kind of film that I immediately fall in love with. Pure pop art, and totally atmospheric in its…

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  • The Epilogue

    The Epilogue

    ★★★

    JHORAPALOK/THE EPILOGUE is more Bratya Basu, less Jibanananda Das. 🚊🥥

  • The Chaser

    The Chaser

    ★★★★½

    THE CHASER is a dazzling and fascinating neo-noir, cynical and raw, which puts the humanity of those on the sidelines in the foreground and doesn’t spare a fierce criticism of inept South Korean law enforcement officers in Seoul who prefer to deal with personal matters to the detriment of the fight against delinquency (unable even to stop a confessed serial offender who doesn't care to hide the tracks)! Brutal as a hammer, spasmodic as a bomb to be defused.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    I've a love–hate relationship with writer-director Denis Villeneuve, as I'm fond of four of his films (Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy and Blade Runner 2049) and not really a fan of others (Arrival and Sicario), but at the end of the day, I appreciate any artist who's willing to take risks.

    Dune: Part One, naturally, is nothing but build up. The climactic moment of the movie isn't really a climax because it's just the mid-point where the movie is still building up…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★★

    My face is beaming. I'm cock-a-hoop at watching Minari THIS early, because I've been anxious as hell and just wanted to watch Minari as soon as possible, and this is one of the best films I’ve seen this year that’s in the top four for me. From the opening moments, I knew I was in for a special movie. Director Lee Isaac Chung is hands down a major talent to keep your eyes on. How he tells this story feels…