Tag Archives: Comedy

Paddington 2 (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A cuddlier sequel with more charm and warmth

“Paddington 2” is so genuinely cute, sincere, and charming that it is virtually impossible for me to say anything negative about it. This may sound like a complaint to you, but, folks, I am not complaining at all, and I … Continue reading

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The Square (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Challenging, baffling, and annoying

Swedish comedy film “The Square” challenged me, baffled me, and annoyed me. I sort of understood its points as occasionally amused by some of its satiric moments, and I actually admire its several challenging moments, but I also felt impatient … Continue reading

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Downsizing (2017) ☆☆(2/4): Let’s get small!

At first, “Downsizing” starts with an absurd but intriguing science fiction premise. As it keeps its attitude straight during its first act, it gives us a series of nice deadpan moments, and I and other audiences around me had some … Continue reading

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When she goes further

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, the third feature film from director/writer Martin McDonagh, surprised me in many aspects. Although many of elements in the film often feel disparate or disjointed, the movie somehow works better than expected thanks to its … Continue reading

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another game begins…

There was a time when my taste in movies was rather immature. Around 1995, I became more serious about movies after getting exposed to the works of Alfred Hitchcock, but I also enjoyed some silly Hollywood blockbuster films such as … Continue reading

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Good Time (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Desperate hours

What a witless and hapless guy the hero of “Good Time” is. He thinks he can handle his messy situation, but things keep going wrong for him, and he only comes to find himself mired in more panic and desperation. … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Hope (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another deadpan film from Kaurismäki

I remember well when I watched Aki Kaurismäki’s “Le Havre” (2011) during one cold evening of 2011 December. I watched it at a local arthouse theater which was as freezing as the outside, and I remember well when the theater … Continue reading

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