Tag Archives: Family

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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Move the Grave (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Four sisters and their little family matter

South Korean independent film “Move the Grave” revolves around four different sisters and their little family matter. As humorously observing the rocky interactions among them, the movie also throws some sharp jabs at the main source of their frustration and … Continue reading

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Standing Up, Falling Down (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Billy Crystal still has it

I could not help but become a bit nostalgic as watching Billy Crystal in “Standing Up, Falling Down”. While considerably dialing down his distinctive comic persona here in this small comedy film, he still knows how to engage and then … Continue reading

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Color Out of Space (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wild and crazy SF horror film

“Color Out of Space” is a science fiction horror film which is as wild and crazy as you can expect from its very title. Although it is not wholly without weak aspects, I will not deny that I was entertained … Continue reading

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Frankie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): One day of a dying actress and others around her

Ira Sachs’s new film “Frankie” leisurely strolls along with its main characters, and I enjoyed that. Although the overall result is rather mild and aimless at times, the movie steadily generates small intimate moments among its main characters, and it … Continue reading

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Waves (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): From implosion to healing

Trey Edwards Shultz’s new film “Waves” grips us hard during its overwhelmingly stylish first half and then moves us a lot during its surprisingly sensitive second half. I must confess that I was quite annoyed and baffled at first, but … Continue reading

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