Tag Archives: Father and daughter

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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Mickey and the Bear (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she struggles to live with her dad

There is a vivid, palpable sense of frustration and exasperation in “Mickey and the Bear”, a small but intimate drama film about an adolescent girl who has been stuck in a small town in Montana. Through a series of episodic … Continue reading

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Before You Know It (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When they encounter their long-lost mother

“Before You Know It” is basically another quirky family comedy drama set in New York City, but it did its job better than expected. While it occasionally goes for silly comic moments, it steadily stays focused on the strained relationship … Continue reading

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Them That Follow (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Trapped in her isolated religious community

As a small but intense drama set in an isolated religious community, “Them That Follows” delivers several strong moments to remember. Although it is relentlessly gloomy and moody from the beginning to the end, the movie manages to avoid becoming … Continue reading

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Crawl (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Against a hurricane – and alligators

“Crawl”, which belatedly arrives in South Korean theaters at the end of this autumn, is a modest but effective genre piece which handles its rather preposterous premise better than expected. Although I could instantly see from the beginning how it … Continue reading

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Light of My Life (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Father and daughter in apocalyptic world

“Light of My Life”, the first feature movie directed by Casey Affleck, is a simple but effective apocalyptic drama driven by the strong relationship between its two main characters. While it does not bring anything particularly new to its genre … Continue reading

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Prospect (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A western tale on an alien planet

“Prospect” is an interesting juxtaposition of two different familiar genres. Mainly set on an alien environment in the distant future, it initially looks like your average old-fashioned science fiction tale with some rustic sides, it gradually becomes a western tale … Continue reading

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Hearts Beat Loud (2018) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Father and daughter’s band

“Hearts Beat Loud” is a mildly charming music drama movie which plays familiar notes while not bringing anything particularly new to its genre territory. Although it is often middling as being hampered by its predictable storytelling and thin characterization, its … Continue reading

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Leave No Trace (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Father and daughter in the wood

Understated but undeniably powerful, “Leave No Trace” drew my attention right from its very first moment and then engaged me more through its intimate depiction of the strong relationship between its two main characters. As closely living with each other … Continue reading

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Searching (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A smart, efficient digital era thriller

“Searching” is a lot better than you may expect. Sure, its small genre territory has been already explored by several recent notable films such as “Unfriended” (2014) and “Open Windows” (2014), but it is actually a very entertaining genre exercise … Continue reading

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