Monthly Archives: November 2021

King Richard (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A father behind two daughters

“King Richard” is your average feel-good drama film which mostly plays safe from the beginning to the end. Right from when I went through its first few minutes, I could clearly discern what I was going to get, and the … Continue reading

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Spencer (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s Christmas in Hell for her…

Pablo Larraín’s latest film “Spencer” is presented as “A fable from a true tragedy”, and it is clear from the beginning that the movie goes for something deeper than those well-known facts about its famous human subject. Although the overall … Continue reading

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The Humans (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A chilly chamber family drama

“The Humans” is a chilly chamber drama about one increasingly stark situation among several miserable family members who happen to gather together for their little Thanksgiving dinner. This is certainly not something you cannot casually watch on Sunday afternoon, but … Continue reading

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Night of the Kings (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Stories for surviving his first night in prison

“Night of the Kings”, which was selected as Ivory Coast’s official entry to Best International Film Oscar in last year (It was included in the shortlist although it was not subsequently nominated), is a little but extraordinary film to be … Continue reading

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Dear Comrades! (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An absurd and devastating Russian period drama

Russian film “Dear Comrades!”, which was submitted as the Russian entry for Best International Film Oscar in last year (It subsequently made to the shortlist, by the way), looks into one relatively unknown historical incident via the personal viewpoint of … Continue reading

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Procession (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Act of Healing

Netflix documentary film “Procession”, which was released in last week, presents one interesting therapeutic process to observe and appreciate. Mainly revolving around six different men who are all survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, the documentary gradually reveals their … Continue reading

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The Shaman Sorceress (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A shaman sorceress’ story

South Korean animation feature film “The Shaman Sorceress” does not seem to be confident about its story and characters. While it works to some degree as a harrowing melodramatic fable of cultural clash, the movie, which is based on the … Continue reading

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A Boy Called Christmas (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A solid seasonal product for Christmas

Netflix film “A Boy Called Christmas”, which was released on this Thursday, is something I cannot possibly be cranky about. Yes, this is another wholesome seasonal product for the upcoming Christmas season, but its engaging fairy tale is equipped with … Continue reading

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Halloween Kills (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A pointlessly vicious and bloody sequel

“Halloween Kills”, the sequel to “Halloween” (2018), does kill as much as its very title suggests, and that is all. Still stuck in the same playground as before, the movie only merely follows the footsteps of many other countless slasher … Continue reading

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Snakehead (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little crime thriller flick set in Chinatown

“Snakehead” is a little crime thriller flick which did its job better than expected within its genre conventions. As delving into the seedy sides of the Chinatown area of New York City along with its feisty criminal heroine, the movie … Continue reading

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