Monthly Archives: September 2019

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): You’ll surely laugh…

A few years ago, I watched several episodes of Zach Galifianakis’ web series “Between Two Ferns”, and I still remember well how much I was tickled by those hilariously awkward moments generated between Galifianakis and his celebrity guests. He is … Continue reading

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Jawline (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A young social media star chasing after his dream

Hulu documentary film “Jawline” observes the quick ascent of an adolescent social media star who, as far as shown from the documentary, is a simple decent lad who just wants to chase after his dream. While it is often fascinating … Continue reading

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Into the Forest (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two sisters isolated in the apocalyptic world

“Into the Forest” is a small but engaging survival drama about two young women who suddenly find themselves isolated in an apocalyptic situation. Although it can be said that the story does not break any new ground in its genre … Continue reading

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Crooked House (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A pedestrian Agatha Christie mystery flick

Watching “Crooked House” is one of the most joyless movie experiences I have ever had during recent years. Thoroughly flat and tedious in terms of storytelling and characterization, the movie bored me from the beginning to the end, so I … Continue reading

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Yesterday (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A middling Beatles musical comedy

Danny Boyle’s new film “Yesterday” merely amused me from time to time, and that was all for me. While I enjoyed its comic fantasy premise to some degree, the movie quickly wears out its welcome due to its superficial narrative … Continue reading

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Ad Astra (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4) : To the stars (and his father)

James Gray’s latest work “Ad Astra” is a slow, introspective science fiction drama austerely revolving around father and son issues from the beginning to the end. Although you may be quite disappointed if you expect something like “Gravity” (2013) or … Continue reading

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The Phenom (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A baseball pitcher with issues

“The Phenom” is a somber and restrained sports drama which focuses more on psychological elements than physical ones. Mainly revolving around one talented but troubled rookie baseball player, the movie calmly and tentatively examines his longtime emotional issues, and we … Continue reading

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