Tag Archives: Drama

Oh Lucy! (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): When she falls for her English teacher

When I went to a local arthhouse movie theater for “Oh Lucy!”, I did not expect much, and the movie did not surprise me much. While the movie had some humor and pathos to engage me to some degree, I … Continue reading

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Outside In (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): After his release

“Outside In”, which is currently available on Netflix, is a somber but intimate character drama revolving around one complex emotional circumstance. While its two main characters try to deal with this circumstance of theirs, the movie gives us a number … Continue reading

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Lucky (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): So long, Mr. Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton, who died at the age of 91 in last September, was always interesting to watch throughout his long, illustrious acting career spanning six decades. Since I came to notice this veteran character actor for the first time … Continue reading

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The Midwife (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A midwife and her father’s mistress

While it is basically a conventional drama, French film “The Midwife” is an enjoyable experience for several good reasons. Yes, its story is predictable at times, but its two contrasting main characters are vivid and engaging enough to hold our … Continue reading

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) ☆☆(2/4): An insipid turkey by Gilroy and Washington

From time to time during Oscar season, we come across films quite disappointing despite talented people behind them, and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” is one of such dismal examples. Although looking promising to some degrees at first, the movie eventually … Continue reading

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When she goes further

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, the third feature film from director/writer Martin McDonagh, surprised me in many aspects. Although many of elements in the film often feel disparate or disjointed, the movie somehow works better than expected thanks to its … Continue reading

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Certain Women (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A trio of haunting human dramas set in Montana

Looking over a train passing by a vast, remote landscape, the main title sequence of “Certain Women” hauntingly sets the tone for three stories to be unfolded one by one in a rural area of Montana. While not all of … Continue reading

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