Monthly Archives: December 2022

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Can she make a wish?

George Miller’s latest film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” is a modest but haunting fantasy drama about life and storytelling. While it is relatively less ambitious and memorable compared to the greatness of his previous film “Mad Max: Fury Road” … Continue reading

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Official Competition (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A director and her two difficult stars

“Official Competition” is simply hilarious as having a naughty fun with its one-joke story premise. Although it comes to lose some of its comic momentum during its last act where the mood becomes a bit more serious, the movie continues … Continue reading

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Hero (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A passable musical film about one patriotic activist

I was ready to give a chance to South Korean musical film “Hero” even though it is not for me from the beginning. No, I have no problem with its genre at all, but, just like many of its director’s … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): An enjoyable standard movie adaptation

“Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical”, which was released on Netflix on Christmas, is as cheerful and naughty as you can expect from the film adaptation of a popular stage musical based on one of the well-known works from Roald Dahl. … Continue reading

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Blanc back in action

Rian Johnson’s new film “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, is another delicious murder mystery to be savored and appreciated. Like its predecessor “Knives Out” (2019), it is constantly witty, intriguing, and suspenseful as … Continue reading

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The Big 4 (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Very silly – and very violent

Indonesian Netflix film “The Big 4”, which was released in last week, is a very violet action flick which is also quite silly and melodramatic at times. Although this extreme mix is mostly too uneven and shallow for me, the … Continue reading

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Gagarine (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His little fight against the demolition to come

French film “Gagarine” is a little but interesting drama which alternates between reality and fantasy as observing its plain young hero’s defiant stand against the change to come. Although its overall result is uneven at times, the movie compensates for … Continue reading

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Corsage (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Royal Ennui

“Corsage”, which was recently selected as the Austrian submission for Best International Feature Film, is a dry but interesting character study loosely based on one real-life royal figure during the late 19th century Europe. According to the IMDB trivia, the … Continue reading

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): She simply wants him…

Netflix film “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, which was released early in this month, is more sensitive and thoughtful than you might expect. Based on that famous classic novel of the same name by D. H. Lawrence, the movie surely provides enough … Continue reading

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Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A mid-life self-indulgent by Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s latest film “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”, which was released on Netflix after being shown in South Korean theaters in last month, is a self-indulgent misfire which jumps high for greatness but only ends … Continue reading

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