Tag Archives: Crime

I’m No Longer Here (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Adrift between Monterrey and NYC

“I’m No Longer Here”, which was released on Netflix in US and several other countries a few months ago, gives us a vivid glimpse into a Mexican subculture probably quite unfamiliar to many of you. Although I must point out … Continue reading

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Wasp Network (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A sprawling misfire based on one intriguing tale

Olivier Assayas’ new movie “Wasp Network”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is a curious misfire. While it has not only an intriguing story setting but also a bunch of talents assembled together under Assayas’ direction, the overall … Continue reading

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The Lovebirds (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): I’ve seen it before – but it’s okay anyway

“The Lovebirds” is so predictable and familiar to the bone that my mind kept experiencing moments of déjà vu when I watched it at last night. Right from the very beginning, I clearly discerned what I was going to get, … Continue reading

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Time to Hunt (2020) ☆☆(2/4): They mess with a wrong target, of course

South Korean film “Time to Hunt”, which was originally scheduled to be released in South Korea movie theaters around the end of this February but then, after some last-minute legal dispute, was instead released on Netflix in last week due … Continue reading

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Selah and The Spades (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little distinctive debut work to notice

“Selah and the Spades”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last weekend, is a little distinctive debut work which may be regarded as the starting point of a major talent to watch. As a guy who did not have … Continue reading

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Blow the Man Down (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little crime comedy drama in Maine

“Blow the Man Down”, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival early in last year and then was recently released on Amazon Prime Video, is a little crime comedy drama packed with enough local mood and … Continue reading

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Gringo (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A black gringo in trouble

“Gringo” is supposed to be a wild and crazy crime comedy movie, but it somehow fails to give me enough laugh despite the game efforts from some of its main cast members. While it is not entirely a total dud, … Continue reading

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Queen & Slim (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A duo on the run

“Queen & Slim” is a little crime romance drama which follows the footsteps of “Bonny and Clyde” (1967) and many other similar films while also presenting its own mood, ideas, and sensibility. As a foreign audience outside the American society, … Continue reading

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Buffaloed (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who can stop her?

I could not help but root for the plucky heroine of Tanya Wexler’s new comedy film “Buffaloed”. Sure, what this young lady does as reaching for her big ambitious American dream is morally and legally questionable to say the least, … Continue reading

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The Gentlemen (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A bunch of gentlemen of crime

Guy Ritchie’s latest work “The Gentlemen” is a cheerfully twisty crime comedy film revolving around a bunch of comic criminal figures. While it is surely not that far from Ritchie’s similar previous films such as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking … Continue reading

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