Daily Archives: June 16, 2019

Birds of Passage (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A criminal family drama set in Colombia

“Birds of Passage”, which was selected as Colombia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is a compelling mix of crime drama and anthropological interest. While it is another drug crime story set in a South American … Continue reading

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Aniara (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Space voyage of the Damned

Swedish SF film “Aniara” is akin to watching a slow but inexorable progress toward utter despair and sheer hopelessness. Although it is often too clinical for us to care about what is going on in the story, the movie works … Continue reading

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Little Woods (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tale of two desperate sisters

“Little Woods” is a melancholic tale of two women struggling with their increasingly desperate circumstance. While this is essentially your typical American independent film intended as a cold slice of life, the movie is a competent piece of work equipped … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): America’s most famous sex therapist

I like good documentary films about interesting human lives, and “Ask Dr. Ruth” is one of such cases. Here is a remarkable old German lady who moved to US after surviving the World War II and then became an unlikely … Continue reading

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