Tag Archives: Family

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Time to pay

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, the latest film from acclaimed Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, is an odd, disturbing thriller which may baffle you at first and then will chill you a lot in the end. As the movie announces … Continue reading

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Custody (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s not over for them yet

Disturbing but undeniably gripping, French film “Custody” chillingly examines the problematic family relationship among its main characters. Right from its opening scene, we sense a trouble coming from the distance, and then the movie gradually dials up its level of … Continue reading

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Hereditary (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A creepy and insidious horror masterwork

“Hereditary” is a creepy and insidious horror masterwork you have to see for yourself. Alternatively unsettling and harrowing in its unflinching depiction of an ordinary family under some eerie influence, the movie will disturb and then overwhelm you as pushing … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Moms and dads get very mad

Suburban life has been always a fertile ground for satire, and “Mom and Dad” is one of such morbid cases exemplifying that aspect. The movie wants to have a vicious nutty fun with its outrageously disturbing premise, and it blatantly … Continue reading

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Happy End (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The clinical examination of a loveless family

As shown from many of his notable works, Michael Haneke has always been fascinated with the dark, uncomfortable aspects of human nature, and his latest film “Happy End”, which was the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar in … Continue reading

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Mothers (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): As they become a family

South Korean film “Mothers”, which is released as “Your Request” in South Korea, is an intimate character drama about the emotional journey of two different characters who happen to live together by accident. While calmly establishing the emotional distance between … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Be Silent – Be Very Silent

Rarely have I been so constantly quiet like I and several audiences were during the evening screening of “A Quiet Place”, a small horror film which is seemingly modest on the surface but undeniably intense and terrifying for many good … Continue reading

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