Daily Archives: June 7, 2022

Fire Island (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Pride and Prejudice on a gay village

“Fire Island” initially made me feel awkward for good reasons. Here is a little but funny and exuberant gay romance comedy film which is also quite frank and proud about the irrepressible homosexuality of many of its main characters, and, … Continue reading

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American Underdog (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A standard underdog story – and that is all

“American Underdog” is a standard underdog story which neither overachieves nor underachieves. While I appreciate its earnest handling of story and characters to some degree, the movie does not have enough life or personality to distinguish itself from those countless … Continue reading

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Eiffel (2021) ☆☆(2/4): Shouldn’t it focus more on the tower itself?

French film “Eiffel” is supposed to be about the story behind that historical steel tower in Paris, but it turns out to focus more on a rather plain and uninteresting romance tale which is entirely fictional in fact. No, I … Continue reading

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