Tag Archives: Crime

Lying and Stealing (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A predictable but enjoyable heist flick

“Lying and Stealing” is a predictable but enjoyable heist flick which has some good elements to cherish. Although it does not break any new ground in its genre territory, the movie did a fairly good job of handling its story … Continue reading

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Ash Is Purest White (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As she embodies a certain way of life

Chinese film “Ash Is Purest White”, the latest work from Jia Zhangke, is a dry but compelling crime melodrama which fascinates us via its deft mix of personal drama and social background. Although it takes some time for establishing its … Continue reading

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Stockholm (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): That absurd hostage crisis in Stockholm, 1973

“Stockholm” tries to give us a close look into that absurd real-life incident of bank heist and hostage crisis which inspired that infamous term ‘Stockholm syndrome’, but there is nothing much to surprise us in its fictional presentation. Although it … Continue reading

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Birds of Passage (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A criminal family drama set in Colombia

“Birds of Passage”, which was selected as Colombia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is a compelling mix of crime drama and anthropological interest. While it is another drug crime story set in a South American … Continue reading

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Little Woods (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tale of two desperate sisters

“Little Woods” is a melancholic tale of two women struggling with their increasingly desperate circumstance. While this is essentially your typical American independent film intended as a cold slice of life, the movie is a competent piece of work equipped … Continue reading

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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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Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dark fairy tale amidst gangs and ghosts

Mexican film “Tigers Are Not Afraid” is a dark fairy tale set between two different kinds of horror. While it gives us a chillingly realistic glimpse into a harsh and brutal world riddled with crime and violence everyday, it also … Continue reading

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