Tag Archives: Family

What They Had (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As they are losing her

Calmly observing one family struggling with their difficult personal matter, “What They Had” gives us an intimate drama packed with small but effective emotional moments which let us understand and emphasize with its main characters. As one of them is … Continue reading

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Mirai (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): This willful boy may need another lesson

Japanese animation feature film “Mirai” is a passable piece of work a bit too mild and shallow to impress me enough. Although it provides a number of lovely visual moments as we can expect from a well-made cell animation film, … Continue reading

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Wildlife (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A commendable directorial debut by Paul Dano

As a little period drama film about American middle-class suburbia during the 1960s, “Wildlife” is more distinctive and engaging than expected. While its specific sociocultural subject is not a particularly new territory considering many other previous films such as “Revolutionary … Continue reading

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Roma (2018) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): A simple but sublime slice of life from Alfonso Cuarón

It is not so easy to describe how Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Roma”, which recently won the Golden Lion award at the Venice International Festival, exactly worked on me. During its first 30 minutes, I wondered why many critics are … Continue reading

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We the Animals (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he grows up with his brothers

“We the Animals” is something I cannot forget easily. As a haunting mixture of intimate family drama and sensitive coming-of-age drama, the movie has a number of lyrical and poetic moments to remember, and they are still lingering on my … Continue reading

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Stella’s Last Weekend (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two Brothers and a Girl

“Stella’s Last Weekend” is a modest but enjoyable mix between family comedy and romance drama. While sometimes predictable and contrived, the movie is funny and engaging mainly thanks to the unaffected chemistry among its main cast members, and I had … Continue reading

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The Land of Steady Habits (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s still a messy life for him

“The Land of Steady Habits”, which was recently released on Netflix, is a typical suburban comedy drama about one middle-aged guy’s bumpy attempt toward a new beginning for his unhappy life. Although there have already been many similar films out … Continue reading

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