Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Perfect Day (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): The trouble with a well

Leisurely alternating between comedy and drama, “A Perfect Day” works as an absurd farce about war and its tragic mess. While its story and background are specific, those human absurdities of war depicted in the film feel universal in many … Continue reading

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1922 (2017) ☆☆(2/4): The year when he killed his wife

Since the considerable success of “Carrie” (1976), many of Stephen King’s novels and short stories were adapted into movies during last 41 years, but 2017 is quite an interesting year because we have no less than four feature films based … Continue reading

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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Meet Joan Didion

I value good documentary films presenting interesting subjects unfamiliar to me, and Netflix documentary film “Joan Didion: The Centre Will Not Hold” is one of such documentaries. Here is a smart, intelligent woman who has been leading a long, fascinating … Continue reading

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Thor stuck with Hulk

Among the superhero characters of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Thor is the least interesting one for good reasons. Merely a mighty alien god mainly defined by his brawny appearance and that big hammer, he does not have anything else to … Continue reading

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One of Us (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Out of their insular community

Netflix documentary film “One of Us” looks closely into one insular religious community in New York City, and what it shows us is not so pretty at all. Here are three individuals who simply did not conform to the rigid … Continue reading

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Mother! (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A no-holds-barred allegory from Darren Aronofsky

Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, “Mother!” is a no-holds-barred allegory which will shake you up a lot during your viewing. I must confess that I was baffled during its rather ponderous first act, but then I … Continue reading

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It Comes at Night (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Fear eats their soul…

While firmly and intensely sticking to its minimalistic setting, “It Comes at Night” works as a terrifying psychological horror film. As its few characters struggle with fears and uncertainties in their gloomy circumstance, the movie pushes them further to its … Continue reading

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