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Recent reviews

  • A Thousand and One

    A Thousand and One


    A powerful Teyana Taylor lends her heart in this rugged tale of love and sacrifice between a mother and a son while struggling to live in a rapidly changing city. This is a feature film debut from director A.V. Rockwell, which surprised me due to how finesse the technicalities and the intricate writing of the film. It does not only gives us a specific tale of a mother-son, but how this specific bond grows and lives in a larger-scale of…

  • Return to Seoul

    Return to Seoul


    A sophisticated touch on a story we've seen countless times. Director Davy Chou tells a story of a French-Korean returns to Korea to find her "real" parents. It's a time-sprawling story handled by heartfelt grace and sensitivity with a Chou's unique directorial flare. Though its ambition might overstep at some points, for instance the middle section feels awkward, out of place and/or unnecessary in terms of characterization; but regardless Chou get it all together by the third act. Newcomer Park…

Popular reviews

  • Whiplash



    Damien Chazelle's smashing, adrenaline-fueled, electrifying drama is bloody exhilarating to watch as it is uncomfortably compelling. Chazelle is surely one of the up and coming directors we need to watch out for. His youthful, energetic, intense direction is felt on screen and it's mind-blowing. The film follows a young jazz drummer and his quest to be the best among the rest in a prestigious music conservatory.

    This film reminds me of Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, and Black Swan, as their…

  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria


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

    In the hands of an average filmmaker, this particular story of a prostitute desperately seeking true love could be a downright sentimental mess. But this work of Italian master Federico Fellini is a testament how a great director can turn this problematic story into an unforgettable film. Nights of Cabiria relies 101% on the strength of its tiny-footed, but giant-hearted leading lady Giulietta Masina. In this, Masina embodies Cabiria in all of her glory. She’s a woman of contradictions. She…