Tag Archives: Drama

Hannah (2017) ☆☆(2/4): Drab, dreary, and hollow

It took some time for me to appreciate the distinctive presence of Charlotte Rampling. As far as I remember, I noticed her for the first time through her supporting turn in “Angel Heart” (1987), and then I came to see … Continue reading

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Yi Yi (2000) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): As they live day by day

Edward Yang’s last film “Yi Yi”, which was recently released in South Korean movie theaters, is a calm, thoughtful meditation on life. Although it surely demands considerable patience from you considering its long running time (173 minutes) and leisurely narrative … Continue reading

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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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