Tag Archives: Family

Saint Frances (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her complicated summer days of babysitting

The heroine of “Saint Frances” often feels uncertain and confused as trying to deal with several complicated matters of her ongoing life, and I like the movie for observing her and her life matters with forthright honesty and a bit … Continue reading

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Invisible Life (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two different sisters, Two separate lives

“Invisible Life”, which was selected as Brazil’s official entry for Best International Film Oscar in last year, is a surprisingly absorbing piece of family melodrama. While the story and characters may feel familiar at first, the movie gradually draws us … Continue reading

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Onward (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A passable work from Pixar Studios

Pixar Studios Animation film “Onward”, which was finally released yesterday in South Korean theaters after several months of delay caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, did not surprise me much, and that was a surprise for me. Although the film … Continue reading

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Bori (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): She wants to be deaf…

South Korean independent film “Bori” is a sensitive and intimate coming-of-age tale about one girl who wants to be deaf just like her dear family. This surely sounds weird to many of you at first, but the movie gradually lets … Continue reading

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The Willoughbys (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Funny, Colorful, and a bit naughty

Animation feature film “The Willoughbys”, which was released on Netflix a few weeks ago, is funny and colorful as cheerfully going all the way with its exaggerated animation style and naughty sense of humor. While you may wince a bit … Continue reading

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Circus of Books (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her parents’ unconventional business

Netflix documentary film “Circus of Books”, which was released on last Wednesday, tells an interesting personal story revolving around an old gay porn shop in California and its unlikely owners. As they admits to us at one point in the … Continue reading

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Tigertail (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A low-key immigrant drama from Netflix

Netflix film “Tigertail” is a modest but engaging immigrant drama to be appreciated for its subtle human moments. As delicately revolving around its immigrant hero’s life story, the movie slowly lets us understand what he has sacrificed and suppressed for … Continue reading

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Rachel Getting Married (2008) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As her sister is about to marry

To be frank with you, I usually get bored whenever I attend a wedding ceremony. Usually held at those big halls, weddings in South Korea are pretty much same in terms of routines and procedures, and I must confess that … Continue reading

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Blow the Man Down (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little crime comedy drama in Maine

“Blow the Man Down”, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival early in last year and then was recently released on Amazon Prime Video, is a little crime comedy drama packed with enough local mood and … Continue reading

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Uncorked (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Between wine and barbecue

Netflix film “Uncorked” is a mildly pleasant family drama exuding familiar flavors. Although it is rather predictable to the core, the movie manages to distinguish itself a bit thanks to its mood, details, and performances to be savored for a … Continue reading

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