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Malcolm & Marie, 2021 – ★★

An overnight look into a couple on “the most important day of his life” shows the fragility of the relationship, delving into its foundations of megalomania, grief, addiction, guilt et al in words more than actions. It see-saws between bouts of aggression and passion between the two which felt like a verbal boxing match, with […]

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Cape Fear, 1962 – ★★½

Living in a shell, I came into this blind, neither having seen this previously nor the version Scorsese made. For that reason, I probably enjoyed the ambiguity that it begins with. A guy out for revenge, yet remaining within the limits of the law, so that he wouldn’t get any legal trouble interested me more […]

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The Little Things, 2021 – ★★★

“It’s the little things that rip you apart. It’s the little things that get you caught.” As usual, Denzel brings out a character as few others can. Rami Malek may be broadening his horizons in what he does and leaves a mark, particularly in the latter portion of the film, while Jared Leto does what […]

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The Social Dilemma, 2020 – ★★★½

Could have been a Facebook post, or an Instagram reel, but that would’ve been too meta. I guess streaming it off Netflix was the right balance. The messaging in it is clear and a fair assessment of where we’re at. Much like the offline world, the online world too has been juiced for all the […]

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Honest Thief, 2020 – ★★★½

Liams elusively particular set of skills seem to do the trick once again. Short and snappish. Delivers on the promise of the premise satisfactorily. No frills, no surprises. You’ll know if it’s your jam right from the offset a d if so, it scratches that particular itch. source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/honest-thief/

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Headshot, 2016 – ★★½

Great action choreography, but it does get old after some 10 of them. One staged fight to the next, the plot plays out like a 90’s beat-em-up, working up to a boss with a thin weaved plot to reach that climax. All fair and well, but the emotional journey and stakes seemed too contrived and […]

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