Tag Archives: Alcoholism

Krisha (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An unwanted guest in one Thanksgiving family dinner

The opening shot of “Krisha” caught me off guard during my first viewing. At the beginning, ominous music is played on the soundtrack, and then there comes the close-up shot of an old woman who clearly looks disturbed and devastated. … Continue reading

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Son of Clowns (2016) ☆☆(2/4): Coming back to his circus family

Dear Mr. Evan Kidd Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity for watching your first feature film “Son of Clowns” in advance. As a matter of fact, you are the very first guy who has ever sent me … Continue reading

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Snow Paths (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A confused alcoholic at Catholic sanatorium

South Korean film “Snow Paths” is seemingly simple at first. A man struggling with his personal problems comes to a quiet place, and then he meets someone who brings some bright change into his troubled state. While this is a … Continue reading

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Top Five (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An interview during one day in New York

“Top Five” works best when it is driven by a good chemistry between its two engaging lead performers. Whenever we see their characters walking together along the streets of New York, we can sense that they really enjoy each other’s … Continue reading

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A sombre but intense noir thriller

 Through its tarnished hero’s melancholic investigation process, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” looks into the dark, twisted face of human evil, and there are several chilling moments which will make you cringe or gasp for the horror implied during these … Continue reading

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Flight (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The crash is not over for him yet

He survives, but the crash is not over for him yet. After striking us with a gut-chilling sequence at the start, Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” switches its gear into a slow but compelling character drama about a long personal crash of … Continue reading

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Everything Must Go (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A man stuck in his front lawn

“Everything Must Go” is a story with the simple premise both absurd and sad. He does not exactly hit the bottom, but his life, which has been stuck with lots of things while going nowhere, hits the spot near the … Continue reading

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