Daily Archives: August 16, 2020

Driveways (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Old Man, The Boy, His Mother and Her House

Andrew Ahn’s second feature film “Driveways” touches me a lot with its deceptively simple but ultimately sublime presentation of ordinary good people. At first, nothing much seems to happen on the surface as it slowly rolls its modest promise, but … Continue reading

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Balloon (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A passable film based on one extraordinary real-life story

I was quite interested in watching German film “Balloon” for a personal reason. It is based on an unbelievable real-life story which was also the basis of 1982 Disney film “Night Crossing” (1982), and that movie was incidentally one of … Continue reading

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Beanpole (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two women after the war

Russian film “Beanpole”, which was selected as Russia’s submission to Best International Film Oscar in last year, is a bleak and harrowing film about two women who are irrevocably damaged by their wartime experiences. While it is often quite difficult … Continue reading

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In Fabric (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A spooky cursed dress

Peter Strickland’s new film “In Fabric” is as odd and compelling as you can expect from the filmmaker who gave us “Berberian Studio Sound” (2012) and “The Duke of Burgundy” (2014). Like these two films, the movie is full of … Continue reading

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