Monthly Archives: August 2022

Prey (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her big game

“Prey”, the fifth installment of the Predator franchise which was released on Disney+ two days ago, is a wonderful surprise for this summer. This is another variation of the story formula established in “Predator” (1987), but it has enough style … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thirteen Lives (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A redundant but solid docudrama from Ron Howard

Ron Howard’s new film “Thirteen Lives”, which is now available on Amazon Prime, attempts to give us a close look into the events of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, and it succeeds to some degree despite its several inherent … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ali & Ava (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little romance in the middle of their life

“Ali & Ava” is a little intimate drama about one accidental romantic relationship between two different people. While it is rather predictable in terms of story and characters, the movie gradually engages us as observing how they tentatively approach to … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged | Leave a comment

Boiling Point (2021) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): One tense evening at a restaurant

I often braced myself while watching “Boiling Point”, a tense and electrifying drama continuously unfolded in one upmarket restaurant located somewhere in London. Mainly revolving around a very troubled head chef and a bunch of other people working in that … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to Please a Woman (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cleaning and sex

“How to Please a Woman” is a little Australian comedy film which cheerfully handles female sexual desire and yearning without any pretension. Although it could delve more into its interesting main subjects in my humble opinion, the movie often amuses … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Emergency Declaration (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A predictable crisis in the air

As your average seasoned moviegoer, I saw lots of disaster flicks, and that is probably the main reason why I was rather unimpressed by South Korean film “Emergency Declaration”. While reminding me of many other movies ranging from “Airport” (1970) … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Good luck on your viewing

Romanian film “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn”, which won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival early in last year, is quite bold and naughty to the core. Right from its deliberately salacious opening scene, the … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment