Tag Archives: Crime

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Blanc back in action

Rian Johnson’s new film “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, is another delicious murder mystery to be savored and appreciated. Like its predecessor “Knives Out” (2019), it is constantly witty, intriguing, and suspenseful as … Continue reading

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The Big 4 (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Very silly – and very violent

Indonesian Netflix film “The Big 4”, which was released in last week, is a very violet action flick which is also quite silly and melodramatic at times. Although this extreme mix is mostly too uneven and shallow for me, the … Continue reading

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Bantú Mama (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A small interesting film from the Dominican Republic

“Bantú Mama”, which was released on Netflix in US a few days ago and also recently selected as the Dominican Republic’s official submission to Best International Film Oscar, is a small film too good to be overlooked in my inconsequential … Continue reading

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Enola Holmes 2 (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Miss Holmes Returns

Netflix film “Enola Holmes 2”, the sequel to “Enola Holmes” (2020), has more fun and excitement with its plucky titular heroine and several other characters around her. Based on the acclaimed young adult novel series by Nancy Springer, the movie … Continue reading

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The Stranger (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): As he becomes close to his suspect

Australian Netflix film “The Stranger”, which was released in last month, is a chilly psychological drama which is incidentally based on one true crime story. I have no idea on how much the movie is actually close to its real-life … Continue reading

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The Good Nurse (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A clinical true crime story

Tobias Lindholm’s latest film “The Good Nurse”, which was released on Netflix in last month, is rather disappointing despite a considerable number of talents gathered for its production. While its true crime story is often chilling to say the least, … Continue reading

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Confession (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It’s competent, if not better

South Korean film “Confession”, which is the remake of Spanish film “The Invisible Guest” (2016), is fairly competent on the whole. Mainly because I belatedly checked out the original Spanish version on this Tuesday, I did not expect much when … Continue reading

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The Invisible Guest (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An intense defense preparation

Spanish film “The Invisible Guest”, which is currently available on Netflix in South Korea, is one of those typical mystery thriller flicks which constantly suggest to us that they are holding some cards held behind their back for surprising us. … Continue reading

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Orphan: First Kill (2022) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A little killer coming into US

“Orphan: First Kill”, a belated prequel to “Orphan” (2009), attempts to present the backstory of that little creepy but compelling villain of the 2009 film. Although it unfortunately stumbles more than once during its second half after steadily building up … Continue reading

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A Clockwork Orange (1971) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It is ticking well to disturb us

Whenever I have to rank the 13 feature films of Stanley Kubrick, “A Clockwork Orange” is always a major headache for me. Along with “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) and “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), it shows Kubrick at the peak of … Continue reading

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