Tag Archives: Family

Graduation (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): For his daughter’s future

Romanian film “Graduation” is a brilliant moral drama which calmly and incisively delves into not only its ordinary hero’s complex moral circumstance but also a glum, corrupt society surrounding him and others. He simply wants to do what he thinks … Continue reading

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Raw (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When she awakens to her carnal craving

Utterly disturbing and gruesome, French horror film “Raw” is definitely not for everyone. Since it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year, I have heard about how some audiences were quite disturbed or repulsed during its … Continue reading

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Despicable Me 3 (2017) ☆☆(2/4): When he meets his twin brother

A few weeks ago, one movie critic I have known said that he was not sure about whether he really watched “Despicable Me 3”, and now I can understand his confusion after watching “Despicable Me 3” two days ago. As … Continue reading

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Come, Together (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A South Korean family in social/personal crisis

I experienced growing uncomfortable feelings as watching South Korean film “Come, Together”. This is another gloomy drama about the harsh reality of the South Korean society, and it is often difficult to watch its main characters struggling with each own … Continue reading

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Eve’s Bayou (1997) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A black family drama in the bayou town

The opening scene of “Eve’s Bayou” is one of the most captivating opening lines I have ever encountered: “Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. The summer I killed my father, I was … Continue reading

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Tanna (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A love story on one volcanic tropical island

At first, “Tanna”, one of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominees of this year, strikes us with its exotic tropical world and the tribal communities inside that beautiful world. Shot entirely in the island of Tanna, Vanuatu, the movie … Continue reading

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The Long Excuse (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he ‘mourns’…

As an intimate story about loss and grief, Japanese film “The Long Excuse” is sometimes surprisingly amusing with small precious moments of wry humor and keen observation. While never overlooking the dark, melancholic elements of its story, the movie deftly … Continue reading

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