Tag Archives: Couple

Windfall (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Three people stuck in one place

Netflix film “Windfall”, which was released on last Friday, is a little modest thriller which could be a solid entertainment if it simply trusted its three principle cast members. As well-qualified performers, they do their best with its rather thin … Continue reading

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Together (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Stuck together during the ongoing pandemic

Stephen Daldry’s BBC TV movie “Together” simply observes an ordinary couple who happens to be stuck together during the lockdown period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Although it often feels theatrical as its two main characters frequently break … Continue reading

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Bergman Island (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gentle and playful film set in Bergman Island

Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film “Bergman Island” is a gentle and playful drama which will amuse and delight you if you are admire the works of both the director and Ingmar Bergman. While often mentioning Bergman’s life and career, the movie … Continue reading

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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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