Daily Archives: December 6, 2021

Belfast (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Branagh’s little personal work set in Belfast, 1969

Kenneth Branagh’s new film “Belfast” is a little likable coming-of-age drama which looks into its hero’s small world with considerable affection and a bit of bittersweet nostalgia. While often recognizing the alarming social tumult surrounding him and many others in … Continue reading

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Nine Days (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Before Life

“Nine Days” is a little thought-provoking drama film which willingly delves into those familiar matters of life. After initially quite intrigued by its offbeat fantasy setting, I willingly followed its simple but thoughtful narrative as often admiring a number of … Continue reading

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The Card Counter (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Gambler in the room

Paul Schrader’s new film “The Card Counter” is another compelling character study which deserves to be mentioned along with many of his notable works. Just like “American Gigolo” (1980) or “First Reformed” (2017), the movie presents an austere but intense … Continue reading

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Wild Indian (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): When the past returns to him

“Wild Indian” is a calm but unnerving thriller about two different Indigenous American men who come to face their old dark childhood secret in the past. As slowly rolling its story and characters to the expected narrative point, the movie … Continue reading

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