Tag Archives: Family

Sisters on the Road (2009) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two different sisters on a journey

South Korean film “Sisters on the Road”, whose remastered version happens to be re-released in South Korean theaters in this week, engaged me more than expected. At first, it begins as a simple but intimate drama revolving around two very … Continue reading

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Everything Went Fine (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A restrained but poignant drama by François Ozon

French film “Everything Went Fine” is restrained but poignant as simply observing a very serious family matter. While never overlooking its main characters’ emotional struggles over that matter, the movie thoughtfully lets us get to know more about them and … Continue reading

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Sundown (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He just wants to stay there…

“Sundown” is so adamantly distant and opaque in terms of attitude and narrative that you may find yourself constantly wondering about how it really regards the elusive behaviors of its exasperatingly self-absorbed hero. To be frank with you, I am … Continue reading

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Nocturne (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A son, his mother, and her other son

South Korean documentary film “Nocturne” follows the cacophonic life story of a mother and her two very different sons. Because one of these two sons happens to have a serious case of autistic disorder, his younger brother as well as … Continue reading

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Chorokbam (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): An atmospheric slice of life

To be frank with you, I felt growing frustration while watching the first 30 minutes of South Korean independent film “Chorokbam”. In terms of story and characters, the movie is adamantly dry and minimalistic to the core, and it was … Continue reading

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C’mon C’mon (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Stuck with his nephew

Mike Mills’ new film “C’mon C’mon” is a simple but intimate family drama which will grow on you more after you watch it. As observing the bumpy relationship development between its two engaging main characters, this seemingly melancholic but undeniably … Continue reading

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Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Michelle Yeoh in the Madness of the Multiverse

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is definitely one of the most wildly imaginative films of this year. While its story premise involved with multiple alternative universes is not exactly new to many of us due to several recent films such … Continue reading

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Rise (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wholesome family sports drama

“Rise”, which was released on Disney+ on last Friday, is a wholesome family sports drama based on the inspiring true story of one Nigerian immigrant family. While it is often quite predictable in many aspects, the movie is balanced well … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another nice encore

As watching “Downton Abbey: A New Era”, I was reminded again that I liked and enjoyed its numerous main characters more than I thought. Sure, that popular TV drama series preceding it was more or less than a friendly soap … Continue reading

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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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