Tag Archives: Couple

Two of Us (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Just two of them

“Two of Us”, which was selected as the French entry for Best International Film Oscar in last year (It made the shortlist of fifteen films early in this year, by the way), begins its story with the warm and sensitive … Continue reading

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Supernova (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They’re still together, but…

“Supernova” is a little somber drama which depends a lot on the undeniable chemistry between its two lead performers, who are simply fabulous as playing along with each other throughout the film. As their characters interact more and more on … Continue reading

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Test Pattern (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Night After

“Test Pattern” is undeniably compelling in its modest but harrowing presentation of race and gender issues. During its first half, it simply and sweetly observes the relationship development between two very different people, but its disturbing opening shot already showed … Continue reading

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Malcolm and Marie (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One bad night between them

“Malcolm and Marie”, which was released on Netflix shortly after having a limited theatrical release in US around the end of last month, trusts its two main performers but only ends up having them stuck in its frustratingly repetitive narrative. … Continue reading

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Pieces of a Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): After her devastating loss

Kornél Mundruczó’s new movie “Pieces of a Woman”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, starts so strongly that what follows after that point looks rather underwhelming in comparison. Fortunately, the movie is still carried well by a remarkable performance at … Continue reading

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The Rental (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A competent test run by Dave Franco

Dave Franco’s debut feature film “The Rental” is a modest test run for his nascent filmmaking career. Although it will not surprise you much especially if you are familiar with its genre territory, it is mostly competent on the whole … Continue reading

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Vivarium (2019) ☆☆(2/4): Trapped and isolated in hellish suburbia

I usually try not to expect too much from a movie, but “Vivarium” disappointed me a lot in more than one way. While some of you may admire how it willingly pushes its story promise as much as it can … Continue reading

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The Beach House (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A little foggy horror film on the beach

Right from the very beginning, “The Beach House” announces to us that something bad is going to happen, and it surely delivers a fair share of terror and dread as expected. While it is rather superficial in terms of story … Continue reading

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The Lovebirds (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): I’ve seen it before – but it’s okay anyway

“The Lovebirds” is so predictable and familiar to the bone that my mind kept experiencing moments of déjà vu when I watched it at last night. Right from the very beginning, I clearly discerned what I was going to get, … Continue reading

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A Secret Love (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A longtime couple who finally comes out

Netflix documentary film “A Secret Love”, which was released in last Wednesday, is an intimate portrayal of a longtime couple who endured and prevailed together for many years as deeply loving each other in secret. While their long story of … Continue reading

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