Tag Archives: Comedy

Miss & Mrs. Cops (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A good start for two female cops

At first, I did not have much expectation on South Korean comedy film “Miss & Mrs. Cops”, which did not look that fresh or interesting to me when I came across its trailer a few weeks ago. However, after hearing … Continue reading

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To Dust (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A deadpan Jewish comedy on body decomposition

As watching “To Dust”, a little comedy film which won the Narrative Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in last year, I was reminded of that memorable quote from Errol Morris’ great documentary “Gates of Heaven” (1978): “Death is … Continue reading

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Heavy Trip (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A rural Finnish heavy metal band’s first gig

Finnish comedy film “Heavy Trip” made me cheer for guys from whom I would rather distance myself as much as I can. As a neurotic nerdy guy still cringing at the traumatizing memories of attending a Nine Inch Nails concert, … Continue reading

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Someone Great (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three young ladies’ eventful day

Netflix film “Someone Great”, which was released a few days ago, is a modestly enjoyable comedy film about one eventful day of three young ladies in New York City. While it is predictable and conventional in many aspects, the movie … Continue reading

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Another Child (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two mothers, Two daughters

South Korean film “Another Child” surprised me. Although it begins with a rather soapy promise, the movie engaged and interested me more than expected as showing considerable humor, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness in its deft handling of story and characters, and … Continue reading

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Unicorn Store (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A whimsical mess

“Unicorn Store”, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in late 2017 but only got released on Netflix yesterday, is a whimsical mess which is incoherent and confusing in terms of what is about as well as how … Continue reading

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In the Aisles (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dryly humorous human drama at supermarket

German film “In the Aisles”, which was released here in South Korea in last November but somehow eluded me around that time, is a dryly humorous human drama to be savored for the sweetness and poignancy behind its deadpan attitude. … Continue reading

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