Tag Archives: Crime

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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Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An animation film about therapeutic heist

Hungarian animation feature film “Ruben Brandt, Collector” is a visual joy to behold. Freely and joyfully wielding its wacky, distinctive style across the screen, the film constantly dazzles us with numerous fantastic sights apparently inspired by many different artworks from … Continue reading

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Destroyer (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A gritty crime drama starring Nicole Kidman

“Destroyer” is a gritty crime drama film with a few interesting spins on its familiar genre conventions. While this is surely another gloomy movie revolving around one tough but troubled cop, it tries to do something different via its female … Continue reading

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Dragged Across Concrete (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty and vicious crime thriller

S. Criag Zahler’s latest work “Dragged Across Concrete” is a gritty and vicious crime thriller film testing our patience and tolerance in many different ways. Mainly revolving around two undeniably racist cop characters, the movie often unnerves us with their … Continue reading

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