Daily Archives: May 2, 2021

Breaking Fast (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A romance during Ramadan

“Breaking Fast” is a modest but engaging queer film to be appreciated for several good reasons. While it is essentially your average conventional romantic comedy film, the movie colors its familiar plot with interesting cultural elements via its gay Muslim … Continue reading

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Shiva Baby (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her accumulating troubles at a shiva

Emma Seligman’s debut feature film “Shiva Baby” is often sharply and painfully funny to say the least. Mainly revolving around one young woman who suddenly finds herself in a very awkward situation during one Jewish ritual meeting full of neighbors … Continue reading

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Test Pattern (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Night After

“Test Pattern” is undeniably compelling in its modest but harrowing presentation of race and gender issues. During its first half, it simply and sweetly observes the relationship development between two very different people, but its disturbing opening shot already showed … Continue reading

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