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  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★

    There is some pretty good action, particularly early on. Will Smith looks pretty good for a man about a year younger than me (i.e., he looks a lot better than I did a year ago) and he does a good enough job acting. I always love to see more of Mary Elizabeth Winstead though I am disappointed she does not have enough to do here to showcase her abilities. The big story, however, is just how very disappointed I am…

  • The Two Faces of January

    The Two Faces of January

    ★★★½

    I was attracted to this because it is based on a Patricia Highsmith novel and I had previously wanted to see it but Hyunsok was the one who suggested it so we watched it for an evening off.
    Viggo Mortensen was very interesting in the role, but he is close to a decade older than the character and it shows some. The gap between him and Kirsten Dunst is okay, though, as it seems baked into the role and the…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    We went all out to see this, getting tickets in row B for seats three and four in a pretty small theater (Incheon CGV 1, the Arthouse), buying them days in advance and watching the day before I go to the hospital to remove a tumor. We were motivated and not sure whether we would get another chance to see it because not all of the Oscar nominees that play end up getting a full run.

    It feels like it…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    There is so much of this that is just almost there but not quite. I love the near future not really explained, but it does not quite do enough to set the stakes they assert for the world. The initial action is cool and intense. I really like the Heart of Darkness frame, though it never feels like it reaches the material.
    I was really impressed by Brad Pitt and the emotional core of the movie, but the relationship with…