Monthly Archives: June 2021

Good on Paper (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): There is something about this guy…

Netflix film “Good on Paper”, which was released on last Wednesday, is a mildly funny comedy film which could go further with its heroine. She is definitely not someone you can easily like, but it is often amusing to see … Continue reading

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Sisters on Track (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Running for better life

Netflix documentary film “Sisters on Track”, which was released on last Thursday, looks into one important period of three young African American girls ready to try their best with their considerable athletic ability. Although their darkest time was over, these … Continue reading

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Made in Rooftop (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Two gay lads with some issues

South Korean film “Made in Rooftop” is a lightweight queer comedy drama which is a bit too corny and flamboyant for me. Maybe because I am a nerdy gay dude who is usually discreet and restrained in case of expressing … Continue reading

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Vote Young Ones (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They did deserve every vote they got

South Korean documentary film “Vote Young Ones” closely observes a minor political campaign which was definitely an uphill to say the least. Everyone in the campaign was well aware of how disadvantaged their campaign was in many aspects from the … Continue reading

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In the Heights (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lively musical film set in Washington Heights

“In the Heights” is a respectable musical film I admired for its considerable energy and spirit even when I observed it from the distance at times. Although I frequently noticed a number of artificial aspects from its plot and characters … Continue reading

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Dream Horse (2020) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): They bought a horse

“Dream Horse” is a clichéd underdog story which is mildly entertaining while not bringing anything particular new to its genre territory. While we can clearly discern what and how it is about right from the start, the movie did a … Continue reading

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Hard Hit (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): There is a bomb right under him….

South Korean film “Hard Hit” is an efficient thriller which drives along its tight plot better than expected. While surely reminiscent of many other similar thriller films including “Phone Booth” (2002), the movie quickly grabs our attention within its first … Continue reading

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Scattered Night (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Between their divorcing parents

South Korean independent film “Scattered Night” simply but sensitively observes a growing domestic dilemma within one ordinary family to be broken in one way or another. While the situation is unavoidable to say the least, the kids must make a … Continue reading

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Herself (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Starting over with building a house

“Herself” is a small but genuine human drama shining with compassion and kindness. As calmly but sensitively observing one ordinary woman’s difficult situation and how hard she struggles to take care of it along with many others around her, the … Continue reading

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Luca (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Pixar’s little Italian summer retreat

Pixar animation film “Luca” is a little crisp piece of work with some nice local period flavor to be appreciated. Although it is rather modest compared to Pixar Animation Studios’ more ambitious films such as “Wall-E” (2008) or “Inside Out” … Continue reading

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