Monthly Archives: April 2017

Colossal (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her huge personal matter

While people with drinking problem are bound to hit each own bottom, the heroine of “Colossal” hits an odd bottom under her extraordinary circumstance. Her life is already a mess, but then she finds herself suddenly being capable of a … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Life (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ups and downs in her life

Life can be pretty disappointing at times, and the heroine of French film “A Woman’s Life” faces that painful truth again and again throughout the movie. It is quite depressing at times to watch her youthful ideals and dreams being … Continue reading

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Dancer (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Reaching for his second chapter

While watching the ballet performance scenes in documentary film “Dancer”, I thought about how much effort ballet dancers have to put into their performance. For achieving those brief but precious moments of grace and perfection, they must push themselves as … Continue reading

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The Founder (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The aggressive takeover of an American dream

As a story about the early business years of McDonald’s, “The Founder” is fascinating as observing how this famous fast food restaurant chain company was pushed up to a bigger success to come, but it is also cautionary at times … Continue reading

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The Fate of The Furious (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): There will be more….

“The Fate of the Furious”, the eighth entry of the Fast and the Furious series, tries quite hard to impress its target audiences, but it ultimately is stuck in its enduring but predictable formula. Yes, it surely serves you with … Continue reading

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Eve’s Bayou (1997) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A black family drama in the bayou town

The opening scene of “Eve’s Bayou” is one of the most captivating opening lines I have ever encountered: “Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. The summer I killed my father, I was … Continue reading

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The Innocents (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A terrible secret in their convent

Loosely inspired by a sad real-life story during the aftermath of the World War II, French film “The Innocents” is an understated period drama with thoughtful moments to appreciate. While never overlooking the dark, tragic aspect of its story, the … Continue reading

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