Tag Archives: Brothers

Despicable Me 3 (2017) ☆☆(2/4): When he meets his twin brother

A few weeks ago, one movie critic I have known said that he was not sure about whether he really watched “Despicable Me 3”, and now I can understand his confusion after watching “Despicable Me 3” two days ago. As … Continue reading

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Rams (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two estranged sheep farmer brothers

It was during my undergraduate school years that I heard about scrapie for the first time. Due to its elusive origin of infection somehow highly resistant to common disinfection methods, this neurodegenerative disease observed from sheep and goats had been … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A familiar Texan genre exercise

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting online chat with one of my acquaintances. He told me that it is not easy for him to enjoy movies because he is always aware of their inherent artificial sides shown from … Continue reading

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Louder than Bombs (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : They need to talk about her…

Her absence has been felt around them since she died, and they still struggle with themselves while barely connected with each other. As a somber drama about one problematic family dealing with the void left by their loved one, “Louder … Continue reading

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Sing Street (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : First Music – and First Love

“Sing Street” is a small but sweet musical movie with lots of charm and energy. While its musical period background is not that familiar to me, I was amused and entertained by its superlative soundtrack consisting of old and new … Continue reading

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Men & Chicken (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): The story of some brothers

Danish film “Men & Chicken”, which was submitted to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in last year, is utterly bizarre and outrageous from the beginning to the end. As a movie not just literally about men and … Continue reading

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Theeb (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A simple but haunting tale of a young desert boy

Desert is a harsh environment for any living creature. As watching those barren desert landscapes in Oscar-nominated Jordanian film “Theeb”, I wondered about how men came to live there many thousands years ago. This is a stark world where survival … Continue reading

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The Motel Life (2012) ☆☆☆ (3/4): Two brothers in sad, bleak life of loneliness

“They set along the blacktop in the gun-metal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other’s world entire.”  –  from “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy As watching two brother characters of “The Motel Life”, I was reminded of the close … Continue reading

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The Salvation (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Western Revenge

“The Salvation” looks and feels like an authentic American western film, and you will probably be surprised to know that it was actually made by a Danish director in South Africa. Drive by its terse storytelling coupled with harsh, remorseless … Continue reading

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Big Hero 6 (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Isn’t it huggable?

  While it lacks novelty because of those ubiquitous superhero blockbuster films during recent years, Disney animation feature film “Big Hero 6” has enough style and substance to distinguish itself from other superhero films. While it is basically a familiar … Continue reading

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