Tag Archives: Brothers

Athena (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three brothers in the middle of an intense urban conflict

French film “Athena”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is quite gritty and intense in the presentation of one increasingly chaotic conflict in a slum neighborhood. While it takes some time for you to grasp what is exactly … Continue reading

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The Sparks Brothers (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Going their way together

Edgar Wright’s music documentary film “The Sparks Brothers” looks broadly over the long, illustrious career of Ron and Russel Mael, two musician brothers who have been steadily active in their pop and rock band Sparks. To be frank with you, … Continue reading

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The Power of the Dog (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A tense western drama by Jane Campion

Jane Campion’s new film “The Power of the Dog”, which was recently released in theaters in US and South Korea before released on Netflix early in next month, is a subtly tense and captivating mix of western drama and character … Continue reading

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Jungleland (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two brothers and a girl on the road

“Jungleland” is a simple but engaging story revolving around the relationship of two very different brothers. Right from its first few minutes, you can easily discern where their story is heading, and the story will not surprise you much, but … Continue reading

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Los Lobos (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Wolves Don’t Cry

Mexican film “Los Lobos”, which won Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury in addition to the Peace Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival early in last year, is a modest but undeniably extraordinary film mainly revolving … Continue reading

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Onward (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A passable work from Pixar Studios

Pixar Studios Animation film “Onward”, which was finally released yesterday in South Korean theaters after several months of delay caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, did not surprise me much, and that was a surprise for me. Although the film … Continue reading

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Bait (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A odd, distinctive filmmaking exercise

British independent film “Bait” is an odd, distinctive piece of filmmaking exercise you will not easily forget. Adamantly rough and old-fashioned in technical aspects, the movie feels rather distant and disorienting at times, but it still works on the whole … Continue reading

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Futuro Beach (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): After leaving the beach

“Futuro Beach”, a Brazilian-German film directed by Karim Aïnouz, is a dispassionate but interesting queer drama to observe and appreciate. Although it is often a bit too oblique and distant in terms of story and characters, the movie steadily engages … Continue reading

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The Sisters Brothers (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two hitman brothers in the West

Jacques Audiard’s new film “The Sisters Brothers” is an offbeat work which has a small fun with its familiar genre elements. As leisurely rolling its main characters along their long, perilous journey, the movie deftly balances itself between gritty violence, … Continue reading

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We the Animals (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he grows up with his brothers

“We the Animals” is something I cannot forget easily. As a haunting mixture of intimate family drama and sensitive coming-of-age drama, the movie has a number of lyrical and poetic moments to remember, and they are still lingering on my … Continue reading

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