Tag Archives: Detective

Me and Me (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A lazy and pointless labyrinth of nightmare (or whatever)

South Korean film “Me and Me” gave me one of the most boring experiences I have had during last several years. While it throws one strange moment after another throughout its convoluted plot, none of these odd moments sticks to … Continue reading

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The Day I Died: Unclosed Case (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She needs to get to the bottom of this case…

South Korean film “The Day I Died: Unclosed Case” is a mystery noir drama which gradually reveals its weary but palpitating heart behind its seemingly detached attitude. Although the mystery of its story is a bit too simple for some … Continue reading

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Enola Holmes (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her game is afoot indeed

Netflix film “Enola Holmes”, which was released yesterday, has lots of fun with its feministic response to the tales of one of the most famous detective characters in the history. Mainly fueled by the vibrantly plucky performance from its exceptional … Continue reading

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21 Bridges (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One eventful night in NYC

“21 Bridges” is so predictable in terms of story and characters that I could see its every move and turn in advance as your average seasoned moviegoer. For example, we have a cop hero with some dubious background, and then … Continue reading

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Motherless Brooklyn (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): An offbeat neo-noir film from Edward Norton

“Motherless Brooklyn” often frustrated me but engaged me enough at least. Although I sometimes struggled to gather what is exactly going on around its inherently flawed detective hero throughout most of its running time, I enjoyed a number of offbeat … 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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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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Phantom Detective (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): An offbeat noir from South Korea

South Korean film “Phantom Detective” is an amusing mixed bag stuffed with different genre elements which do not seem to fit together at first but somehow work on the whole in its offbeat concoction. After all, not many movies have … Continue reading

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Mr. Holmes (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Detective’s Last Case

Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” was published in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has been one of the immortal literary characters along with Tarzan and James Bond. He has been portrayed by many plays, movies and TV series … Continue reading

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Veteran (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Tough cop Vs. Spoiled rich kid

South Korean film “Veteran” is slick and competent in its technical aspects, and it has a fair share of good moments which do show its fillmmakers’ considerable efforts put behind them. As a matter of fact, I would rather watch … Continue reading

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