Tag Archives: Family

The Water Man (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Searching for the Water Man

“The Water Man”, which was released in US a few months ago and then released on Netflix outside US, is a modest but wholesome coming-of-age fantasy drama. While it is reminiscent of other similar genre products ranging from “Bridge to … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He has other issues besides that….

Jim Cummings’ second feature film “The Wolf of Snow Hollow” attempts an offbeat mix of horror and comedy, but its two very different elements do not click as well as intended. On one hand, it wants to be your average … Continue reading

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Black Widow (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Black Widow’s family reunion

“Black Widow”, the first film in the Phase Four of Marvel Cinematic Universe, is an entertaining product which finally puts its criminally under-utilized heroine at the center after many delays. While it is occasionally limited by its obligatory connections with … Continue reading

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The Dark and the Wicked (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Something insidious at their family farm

“The Dark and the Wicked” is a simple but effective horror flick which distinguishes itself a bit with its suffocatingly insidious atmosphere. While its story promise is familiar to the core, the movie keeps holding our interest as steadily accumulating … Continue reading

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Scattered Night (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Between their divorcing parents

South Korean independent film “Scattered Night” simply but sensitively observes a growing domestic dilemma within one ordinary family to be broken in one way or another. While the situation is unavoidable to say the least, the kids must make a … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place Part II (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must be quiet as before

“A Quiet Place Part II” is a nice sequel which expands its story and characters a bit for whatever may come next. Although it is understandably not that fresh mainly because of what its predecessor so entertainingly achieved on the … Continue reading

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Skater Girl (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): When skateboarding comes into her rural town

Netflix film “Skater Girl”, which was released on last Friday, is a likable coming-of-age story about one young ordinary Indian girl who becomes a little more active via skateboarding. While it does not have much surprise as rolling from one … Continue reading

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The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): One wacky family adventure

Animation feature film “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, is wacky, speedy, and colorful from the beginning to the end, and it may be pretty dizzy and exhausting for some of you. As … Continue reading

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Shiva Baby (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her accumulating troubles at a shiva

Emma Seligman’s debut feature film “Shiva Baby” is often sharply and painfully funny to say the least. Mainly revolving around one young woman who suddenly finds herself in a very awkward situation during one Jewish ritual meeting full of neighbors … Continue reading

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Way Back Home (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When a past returns to her

South Korean independent film “Way Back Home” is a quiet and sensitive drama which speaks volume in many wordless moments. Calmly observing how its ordinary heroine’s daily life is shaken by the return of one terrible incident in her past, … Continue reading

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