Tag Archives: Family

We Need to Do Something (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Hopelessly stuck in their bathroom

“We Need to Do Something” intrigued me during its first 30 minutes but then started to frustrate me during next 60 minutes. Sure, I do not mind spending 90 minutes of my life on a few main characters suddenly stuck … Continue reading

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December Spring (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): At his father’s funeral

In my inconsequential opinion, South Korean film “December Spring” is a bit too generous to its rather unlikable hero. While it is often amusing to observe how awkward he looks under a very serious family situation during its first two … Continue reading

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You Are Not My Mother (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is she really her mother?

“You Are Not My Mother” is a small creepy horror film swirling around one serious family problem. Although it becomes less interesting when its dark family secret is eventually revealed during its last act as expected, it still holds our … Continue reading

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The Slug (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): You will certainly cheer for her

You may really want to hug the heroine of South Korean independent film “The Slug”, which is much more intimate and heartfelt than its rather slimy title suggests. While life remains hard and uncertain for her even at the end … Continue reading

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As They Made Us (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): As her father is fading away

“As They Made Us” is a mild comedy drama which mainly revolves around its heroine’s emotional struggle with her complex family issues. While it does not bring up anything particularly new from its familiar genre territories, the movie handles its … Continue reading

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Better Nate Than Ever (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Going to Broadway for his big dream

“Better Nate Than Ever”, which was released on Disney+ in last week, is a plain but likable musical film packed with enough heart and spunk. As a story about one very enthusiastic theater kid dreaming of becoming the next star … Continue reading

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Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): That fun time in the 1960s

Richard Linklater’s new animation feature film “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, is as sweet, funny, witty, and whimsical as you can expect from his work. Starting with one silly and … Continue reading

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Turning Red (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her big red secret

Animation feature film “Turning Red”, the latest work from Pixar Animation Studios which unfortunately goes straight to Disney+ instead of being released in theaters, is a delightful female coming-of-age tale peppered with distinctive cultural touches to be appreciated. Like several … Continue reading

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After Yang (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Farewell to Yang

I value good films which make me reflect on life and existence, and I am glad to report to you that Kogonada’s latest film “After Yang” is one of such cases. As a simple but undeniably sublime science fiction tale, … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Downton Revisited

“Downton Abbey”, which continues what was supposedly ended at the end of the final season of the popular British TV drama series of the same name, is a fairly entertaining historical drama film to enjoy. For reviewing this film, I … Continue reading

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