Tag Archives: Brother and Sister

Ms. Purple (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): As her father lays dying

Justin Chon’s latest film “Ms. Purple” is a sad tale of a young Korean American woman struggling to keep going despite many hardships in her daily life. Due to the seedy and exploitative nature of her occupation, the movie is … Continue reading

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Gretel & Hansel (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A creepy variation of one familiar fairy tale

“Gretel & Hansel” is a creepy variation of one fairy tale quite familiar to many of us. While staying true to the darkness of its original story by the Brothers Grimm, the movie tries a number of different things in … Continue reading

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6 Balloons (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A problematic day with her addict brother

Movies about addiction are usually uncomfortable to watch, and “6 Balloons”, which is currently available on Netflix, is no exception. As closely observing its heroine’s problematic relationship with her addict brother, the movie gives us several unflinching moments which will … Continue reading

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Fatal Intuition (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): She’s his only hope

South Korean film “Fatal Intuition” is a thriller mixed with some supernatural elements as a part of its creepy atmosphere. For finding a cruel killer on the loose, our dogged hero works with a girl who often experiences disturbing premonitions … Continue reading

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Blackhat (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Style over keyboarding

At some point during my viewing of “Blackhat”, I began to focus on how it looks rather than what it is about. As a ‘cyber-thriller’, it surely has an interesting topic which has been more relevant along with those frequent … Continue reading

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Winter Sleep (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : Dormant in his own hypocrisy

 The first thing to draw my attention in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s new film “Winter Sleep” is the rocky, mountainous landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey. While making wonderful sights for tourism in their weathered appearances, those soft rocks, which were formed from … Continue reading

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Falcon Rising (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s a solid start for whatever will come next

 “Falcon Rising” is as much as you can expect from a B-action flick featuring a lonely tough guy hero and a bunch of bad guys guaranteed to get his vengeful wrath in the end. This is indeed a very familiar … Continue reading

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Gone Girl (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : What lies behind…

  Something does not feel good right from the beginning of “Gone Girl”, a gripping top-notch thriller which gradually and chillingly reveals its nasty and insidious cards behind its back step by step with icy, merciless precision. Considering its dark, … Continue reading

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Sister (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A little thief and his older sister

Simon, a young hero of “Sister”, is one of those resourceful poor kids we have seen before in other movies. He knows how to earn the money he needs, and he is very good at it. His town is near … Continue reading

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Shame (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Orgasm is drug for this lonely man

Whatever you think about sex addiction, you will not laugh about it after you watch “Shame”, an unforgettably harrowing film about one desolate human condition driven by sex addiction. Like the other types of addicts, the life of its hero … Continue reading

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