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Inkoo Kang

Inkoo Kang
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
19% Wish Upon (2017) Had director John R. Leonetti the slightest interest in the inner lives of teenage girls (i.e., at least half the film's characters), Wish Upon wouldn't so often mistake "light" for "silly."‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
91% Imperial Dreams (2014) Like the similarly quiet and thrumming Moonlight, Imperial is most affecting as an internal portrait of a young black man's struggle to embrace softness when the world tells him he has to be hard to survive.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
No Score Yet The Insomniac (2013) For most of its run, the film is a tribute to unimaginative competence, confidently venturing where so many movies have ventured before. But in the last few scenes, the script offers a solid twist and a cynical social critique.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
100% Hamilton's America (2016) Even more than the snippets of muscular rhymes and the thunderous dances we see from time to time, [Miranda] convinces us that there's something more to experience here beyond the novelties of rapping Founding Fathers.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2016) Running on empty even at 80 minutes, the film squanders multiple opportunities - to explain what Aoki's work is, to locate his place in the fractured (and infighting) EDM world.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
93% The Little Prince (2016) The Little Prince depends on its viewers' willingness to go along with twee flutterings like "The stars are beautiful because of a flower that cannot be seen." I'm too much of an adult to swallow that saccharine bilge, I guess.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
No Score Yet Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? (2016) Its brisk pace is appreciated, but Meet the Donors is also startlingly superficial.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
84% Tallulah (2016) With a dramatic chase and a few dreamlike touches, Tallulah manages to balance its tricky tonal shifts.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
87% Looking: The Movie (2016) Looking: The Movie feels exactly as it should: Like a wistful, funny, hopeful weekend with old friends that makes you wish you could stay a few days longer.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Made in America is about O.J., sure, but it's also about progress - how difficult it is to achieve, and how important it is not to confuse symbols for the real thing.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
15% Caught in the Web (2013) Caught in the Web is an unpleasant cudgel of a film -- dour, moralistic and eager to thump.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
87% All the Way (2016) Fast-moving but uninvolving.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
16% Special Correspondents (2016) A shrugging surrender to formula and an irredeemably botched media satire.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
80% Confirmation (2016) Confirmation is a sleek but superficial retelling of the Senate judiciary hearings that gets weighed down by the sheer mass of detail.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
50/100 91% City Of Gold (2016) Filmmaker Laura Gabbert's love letter to the Pulitzer-winning food critic, and the city of Los Angeles, is hyper-palatable yet unconvincing.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
65/100 51% Risen (2016) A fairly ambitious picture tailor-made for that slice of the Christian audience accustomed to the tropes and beats of prestige cable dramas.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
70/100 61% Race (2016) A keen exploration of how to make a political statement without saying a word, and how best to stay true to one's self while making necessary compromises and calculations.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
40/100 55% 4th Man Out (2016) Outdated, unfunny and unappealingly bro-y, this Outfest favorite only works if you're invested in one very specific way of being gay.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
65/100 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) This scandal-plagued project overcame the odds to deliver an earnestly felt actioner. ... Thankfully, [it] isn't another historically revisionist, grim-dark bleak-a-thon like, say, "The Revenant" and "The Hateful Eight." ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
70/100 27% The Boy (2016) "The Boy" didn't screen for critics, but it's actually a pretty sturdy genre effort. Nearly free of gore... [the film] is careful and clever about revealing what Brahms really is, for he's certainly got a mind and will of his own.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016
30/100 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Dirty Grandpa" gets ugly-drunk on its title character's preening smugness: Grandpa Dick is presented as The World's Most Interesting Man, a cigar-chomping hybrid of Sinatra and Statham, but simply comes across as TWMIM's scumbag brother.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
45/100 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) As bombastic, shoot-'em-up spectacle, "13 Hours" is a visceral, well-paced and often beautiful action-thriller. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
30/100 14% The Masked Saint (2016) Turns out, you can be both macho and righteous, as long as you're doing it for the Lord. Chris' journey toward that revelation makes up this stretched-out parable, which boasts the kind of Lycra-deep characterization we associate with the... genre. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
30/100 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) If you're in a self-loathing mood, you might find yourself nodding along with Moore, a host and narrator who benefits from a jaunty tone and briskly paced editing. But I found the film intellectually facile and politically delusional.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
100/100 96% Son of Saul (2015) [A] tense, harsh, and superlative Hungarian drama [with a] compellingly ambiguous script.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
75% The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014) The two stunning set pieces, both involving car chases, are so inspired and teeth-grittingly determined that they make the case for the possibility of individual heroism in a harrowingly venal world.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
20/100 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) Failing almost entirely at amusement, "The Road Chip" may be most useful as a lesson for children to be more discerning about their movie choices.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
90/100 80% Macbeth (2015) We should all be so lucky to have this majestically raw picture become the new standard for screen adaptations of The Bard.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
10/100 28% The Letters (2015) It's as punishingly dull as Sunday-school homework - and just as unnecessary.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
65/100 50% #Horror (2015) It's... made with verve, style, and sparing gore by Tara Subkoff, whose overwrought concern for kids today is more than made up for by her promising debut's grimly mysterious mood and flair for the hipster grotesque.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
90/100 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) A fantastic and frequently exhilarating feature that showcases Pixar's greatest strengths: technical brilliance, emotional texture, crossover appeal, and an impish sense of humor that takes the utmost advantage of the animated form.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
75/100 88% The Big Short (2015) The [film]'s Niagara-like cascade of information can be exhausting and impossible to keep up with, but its ambitious and innovative format serves both its subject matter and its dramatic core rather well.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
40/100 60% Concussion (2015) Dreary and dramatically inept... the film is pure Oscar bait, complete with a cornball monologue delivered by star Will Smith about what makes America great.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2015
45/100 42% Love (2015) A sincere but repetitive drone of a picture... "Love" feels deeply, but not complexly. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
90/100 70% Miss You Already (2015) Unflinching yet unburdened, "Miss You Already" is like the best kind of hug: warm, reassuring, cathartic, and a fleeting but vital reminder that there's at least as much good in the world as there is bad.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
50/100 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) At the doc's centerpiece is a newly discovered set of audio interviews. ... Those tapes reveal a wealth of biographical detail that never adds up to a full portrait. ... "Art Addict" may be encyclopedic, but it's all-too-rarely insightful.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
35/100 60% Codegirl (2015) The documentary grows to feel like a parent describing their daughter's involvement in an international competition. The girls' achievements are impressive, but you definitely don't want to hear about them for nearly two hours.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
85/100 73% Suffragette (2015) "Suffragette" derives its considerable intellectual and emotional might from recognizing the symbolic nature of the vote. ... That practical view makes the [film] not just an urgent history lesson but also a perceptive human drama. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
45/100 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "The Last Witch Hunter" aims for pulpy, comic-book fun, but it's never as fleet, funny, or detailed as it needs to be. If you're looking for something above middling in terms of plot, characters, [or] world-building, you'll need to seek it elsewhere.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
50/100 52% I Smile Back (2015) Laney's medley of maladies would ring terrifyingly true in real life, but on screen, the character comes across as opaque and underdeveloped despite a vulnerable and committed performance by Silverman.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
70/100 94% Room (2015) "Room" gets in its own way so much that it seems to apologize for what it is: an important exploration of post-traumatic suffering and resilience.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
75/100 84% Victoria (2015) Shot in a single, 138-minute take and set in real time, "Victoria" is immersive but rarely insightful about its protagonist. The title is a misnomer anyway; this uneven but funny and engrossing drama is less about Victoria than about time itself.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
70/100 76% Goosebumps (2015) Goofily self-aware and wholesomely boisterous, it's a children's picture whose sense of spooky fun readily diverts from its quibble-worthy messaging.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
45/100 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) The slick, shallow result [movie] better suited for schools than the cineplex: The Malala who lets herself be captured here is to be admired and applauded, not identified with.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
35/100 33% The Green Inferno (2015) Eli Roth's faux-smart, long-shelved, and exploitative-as-hell cannibal tale "The Green Inferno" is a remarkably perfect example of horror's unexamined white privilege. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2015
80/100 82% Chevalier (2016) [The film] simply lets the absurdity of male hyper-competitiveness reveal itself. The resulting satire isn't as uproarious or as succinctly structured as one might wish, but it builds into a surprisingly affecting tale of bonding through ranking.‐ CraveOnline
Posted Sep 20, 2015
85/100 88% Cialo (Body) (2015) Tender, impish, searching, and fascinated by loss. Though enervated at times, 'Body' is an inviting puzzle of a film that heralds the arrival of a new international talent. ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Sep 20, 2015
50/100 87% Mia Madre (2016) Moretti seems too close to his subject to provide either meaningful introspection or a well-rounded narrative.‐ CraveOnline
Posted Sep 20, 2015
75/100 95% Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) (2015) [The film] isn't so much concerned with the disease as much as how it twists and warps family dynamics around it... [a] brisk, affecting, gently humorous drama.‐ CraveOnline
Posted Sep 20, 2015
95/100 98% Mustang (2015) Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut isn't just Turkey's answer to 'The Virgin Suicides,' but also a near-flawless portrait of how girls cope with, act out against, and escape from repressive circumstances that threaten to reduce them to solely their gender.‐ CraveOnline
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015