Tag Archives: Crime

Go Back (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): In front of abuse and disregard

South Korean film “Go Back” seems to be a mystery drama on the surface but then turns out to be less about what exactly happened. While we come to have a pretty good idea on that even before its first … Continue reading

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Jungleland (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two brothers and a girl on the road

“Jungleland” is a simple but engaging story revolving around the relationship of two very different brothers. Right from its first few minutes, you can easily discern where their story is heading, and the story will not surprise you much, but … Continue reading

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I Care a Lot (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another deliciously devious turn by Rosamund Pike

The heroine of “I Care a Lot”, which is released in South Korean theaters on this Friday instead of being released on Netflix or Amazon Prime in several other countries including US, is a nasty piece of work. As an … Continue reading

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The Little Things (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A mediocre police procedural with wasted talents

“The Little Things” is a bland and trite police procedural which disappoints us a lot because of several reasons. While it is mostly slick and competent on the surface, its story is another run-of-the-mill noir drama about flawed detective heroes, … Continue reading

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Dreamland (2019) ☆☆(2/4): And then he meets this dangerous woman…

“Dreamland”, which had a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019 but only got released in US around the end of last year, is a lackadaisical crime period drama which does not break no particular ground in its … Continue reading

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The White Tiger (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): He’s ready to serve….

Ramin Bahrani’s new film “The White Tiger”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is an unnerving social class drama about one opportunistic hero ready to do anything for getting away from his very poor background. As slowly building … Continue reading

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Voice of Silence (2020) ☆☆(2/4): Voice of incompetence

What an inane and messy bore South Korean film “Voice of Silence” is. Often dreary and unpleasant in its casual depiction of human evil and violence, the movie attempts to be not only an absurd crime noir drama but also … Continue reading

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A Sun (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ordinary People

Taiwanese film “A Sun”, which was selected as Taiwan’s entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar in this year, is a sprawling family drama with many ups and downs throughout its slow but engaging narrative. Although some of its … Continue reading

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I’m Your Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She is on her own now – with a baby

“I’m Your Woman”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, is an interesting genre variation to be savored for a number of good reasons. The movie may not surprise you much on the whole as dryly and … Continue reading

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Antigone (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A provocative modern adaptation of one classic tragedy

Canadian film “Antigone”, which won the Toronto International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Film in last year, was an interesting experience for me in more than one aspect. While I sometime felt frustrated with its young heroine’s inexorable stubbornness, … Continue reading

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