Tag Archives: Family

It Comes at Night (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Fear eats their soul…

While firmly and intensely sticking to its minimalistic setting, “It Comes at Night” works as a terrifying psychological horror film. As its few characters struggle with fears and uncertainties in their gloomy circumstance, the movie pushes them further to its … Continue reading

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Life with their father

“The Meyerowtiz Stories (New and Selected)” is as amusing as its whimsical title suggests. As dryly depicting the rocky relationship dynamics among the members of one dysfunctional family, the movie entertains us with small humorous moments generated among them, and … Continue reading

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First They Killed My Father (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A girl in the Cambodian Genocide

“First They Killed My Father”, which is currently available on Netflix, is a dark, harrowing tale of survival filled with quiet but powerful moments of horror and sadness. Based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, the … Continue reading

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Strong Island (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Remembering his brother – and how he was killed

Calmly examining one case of senseless killing and the resulting anger and grief, documentary film “Strong Island”, which is currently available on Netflix, makes its intention very clear to us right from the beginning. It wants us to see how … Continue reading

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The Big Sick (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): While she is in coma…

Not only smart and thoughtful but also funny and heartfelt, “The Big Sick” brings some fresh air to its genre. Yes, it is basically another story of two different people getting romantically involved with each other, but this small but … Continue reading

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Other People (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): As his mother is dying

If you are a seasoned moviegoer like me, you will instantly see that “Other People” is filled with many typical elements you can expect from a bittersweet family comedy drama involved with terminal illness, but, fortunately, the movie is better … Continue reading

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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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