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Bantú Mama (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A small interesting film from the Dominican Republic

“Bantú Mama”, which was released on Netflix in US a few days ago and also recently selected as the Dominican Republic’s official submission to Best International Film Oscar, is a small film too good to be overlooked in my inconsequential … Continue reading

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Falling for Figaro (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Following her dream

“Falling for Figaro” is a mild and pleasant comedy film which will probably not leave much impression on you when it is over. While it is buoyed a lot by the charming natural presence of its lead actress, it is … Continue reading

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Stutz (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet his therapist

Jonah Hill’s Netflix documentary film “Stutz”, which was released a few days ago, is a modest but interesting work to admire. As Hill and his therapist Dr. Phil Stutz are talking and discussing about many personal things besides Dr. Stutz’s … Continue reading

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The Fall (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Stuck at the top of a 600-meter tower

“The Fall” often made me wince and cringe for good reasons. As I said several times before, I have considerable aversion to high places, and I must say that the movie did a pretty good job of unnerving me as … Continue reading

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Causeway (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A modest character drama starring Jennifer Lawrence

“Causeway”, which was released on Apple TV+ early in this month, is a modest character drama which will engage and then touch you a bit more than expected. Although it is quite familiar in terms of story and characters, the … Continue reading

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Raymond & Ray (2022) ☆☆(2/4): As they bury their father

“Raymond & Ray”, which was released on Apple TV+ in last month, merely trudges along its very familiar plot with its two ever-reliable lead performers who deserve better than this disappointing mush. While there are some good moments whenever they … Continue reading

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My Father’s Dragon (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another charming animation film from Carton Saloon

Netflix animation feature film “My Father’s Dragon”, which was released a few days ago, is another charming work from Carton Saloon, an Irish film production company which gave us a series of stellar Oscar-nominated animation films including “The Secret of … Continue reading

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Enola Holmes 2 (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Miss Holmes Returns

Netflix film “Enola Holmes 2”, the sequel to “Enola Holmes” (2020), has more fun and excitement with its plucky titular heroine and several other characters around her. Based on the acclaimed young adult novel series by Nancy Springer, the movie … Continue reading

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Is That Black Enough for You?!? (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sincere and enthusiastic presentation of the African American movie history

Netflix documentary film “Is That Black Enough for You?!?”, directed and written by African American critic Elvis Mitchell, is more than a quick and useful guide for the African American movie history. Besides being enlightening as well as entertaining, the … Continue reading

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The Apartment with Two Women (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A mother and daughter stuck with each other

South Korean independent film “The Apartment with Two Women” is one hell of family drama to say the least. Mainly revolving around the toxic mother and daughter relationship between its two very different main characters, the movie often strikes us … Continue reading

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