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  • Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty

    ★½

    Sometimes films explore creepy, and I'm cool with that. Sometimes films are just creepy. I give Emily Browning props for strength but in the end, ew.

  • One Day

    One Day

    ★★½

    There are a number of choreographed tearjerker scenes but they don't seem to belong to the people experiencing them. Yoon-ki needs really good actors to make his stuff work. Chun Woo-Hee is weak, but probably because of the script. Her scene going to the barber shop is my favorite, though. Seems like the only scene with authentic vulnerability, where you enter the character's otherworld. Definitely has its moments but this a second disappointment from Yoon-ki.
    The letterboxd synopsis is misleading.

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  • Our Little Sister

    Our Little Sister

    ★★★★★

    I applaud Koreeda for exploring "nice". It's got to be one of the greater challenges a filmmaker faces.

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★½

    First of all, Hong-jin Na is the man; this is an amazing film and may be one of the best horrors of the last ten years--which may be saying more about the genre than the film, but I don't watch a lot of horror so my opinion is flawed.

    I think I can do this without spoiling.

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