Daily Archives: February 14, 2021

Those Who Remained (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Between two different war survivors

“Those Who Remained”, which was the Hungarian entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar and then made the December shortlist in 2019, is a dry and melancholic character drama unfolded between two different survivors of the World War II. Calmly … Continue reading

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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Wacky, wacky, wacky!

There are lots of silly and wacky moments in “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar”, a decidedly absurd comedy film which is surprisingly funny and likable even when it goes all the way for surreal outrageousness and sheer … Continue reading

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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A revolutionary and his traitor

I must confess that I had some prejudice on the Black Panther Party when I was young and wild many years ago. Probably because of that brief comical moment in “Forrest Gump” (1994), I once regarded the Black Panther Party … Continue reading

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Finding ‘Ohana (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy but sincere Hawaiian family adventure flick

“Finding ‘Ohana”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is a goofy but sincere family adventure flick packed with enough fun and entertainment to hold our attention. While apparently wearing the influences from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) … Continue reading

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