Category Archives: Movies

The Lovebirds (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): I’ve seen it before – but it’s okay anyway

“The Lovebirds” is so predictable and familiar to the bone that my mind kept experiencing moments of déjà vu when I watched it at last night. Right from the very beginning, I clearly discerned what I was going to get, … Continue reading

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Bori (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): She wants to be deaf…

South Korean independent film “Bori” is a sensitive and intimate coming-of-age tale about one girl who wants to be deaf just like her dear family. This surely sounds weird to many of you at first, but the movie gradually lets … Continue reading

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Sea Fever (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Quarantined in the middle of the ocean

I must say that it was a rather odd experience for me to watch “Sea Fever”, which happened to be released in South Korean theaters a few days ago. The movie, which was initially scheduled to be released in theaters … Continue reading

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Becoming (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her journey continues

Netflix documentary film “Becoming”, which was released in last week, made me miss a lot when the American society and government looked relatively more normal, decent, and sensible. When Barack and Michelle Obama entered the White House in early 2009, … Continue reading

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The Half of It (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A refreshing coming-of-age drama by Alice Wu

To be frank with you, I did not expect much when I watched the trailer of Netflix film “The Half of It”, which received the Founders Award at the Tribeca Film Festival before released on Netflix in last week. While … Continue reading

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The Willoughbys (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Funny, Colorful, and a bit naughty

Animation feature film “The Willoughbys”, which was released on Netflix a few weeks ago, is funny and colorful as cheerfully going all the way with its exaggerated animation style and naughty sense of humor. While you may wince a bit … Continue reading

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A Secret Love (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A longtime couple who finally comes out

Netflix documentary film “A Secret Love”, which was released in last Wednesday, is an intimate portrayal of a longtime couple who endured and prevailed together for many years as deeply loving each other in secret. While their long story of … Continue reading

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