Tag Archives: Father and daughter

Beast (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Idris Elba vs. Lion

Baltasar Kormákur’s new film “Beast” is a simple but fairly competent survival thriller drama. Although I wish it had a bit more fun and excitement besides having more substance in terms of story and character, the movie has some tense … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Me Go (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A road trip with her dad

“Don’t Make Me Go”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, is predictably sappy but fairly engaging before taking a sudden distracting left turn in the last act. While I will not go into details here for not … Continue reading

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Cassiopeia (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A disappointingly sappy Alzheimer drama

I do not mind those “disease of the week” flicks as long as they are engaging enough for me, but South Korean film “Cassiopeia” does not do its job that well as your average disease of the week movie. While … Continue reading

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King Richard (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A father behind two daughters

“King Richard” is your average feel-good drama film which mostly plays safe from the beginning to the end. Right from when I went through its first few minutes, I could clearly discern what I was going to get, and the … Continue reading

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Stillwater (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An American dad stuck in Marseilles

Tom McCarthy’s latest film “Stillwater” is calm and patient in its story and character development, and I admire its thoughtful restraint to some degrees although I felt quite impatient as often noticing its weak aspects during my viewing. While it … Continue reading

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Fatherhood (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): It is hard to be a single daddy….

Netflix film “Fatherhood”, which was released on last Friday, somehow feels like an artificial product instead of being a genuine realistic human tale about the difficulties of raising a kid alone. While there are some sincere moments to be appreciated … Continue reading

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Summer Is the Coldest Season (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): That troubled summer of hers

Chinese film “Summer is the Coldest Season” is a dry but interesting coming-of-age drama about one adolescent girl struggling with her anger and grief. As she deliberately gets herself involved with a person responsible for that, the movie calmly and … Continue reading

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The Father (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): In a state of fading mind

“The Father” is a somber but harrowing chamber drama which calmly and sensitively depicts that confusing and devastating psychological condition of dementia. As its increasingly non-linear narrative is unfolded inside its small background, the movie gives us some acute insight … Continue reading

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Evaporated (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Since his daughter was vanished

South Korean documentary film “Evaporated” is shrouded in somber desperation and frustration right from the beginning. Closely observing a father’s longtime search for his vanished daughter, the documentary calmly and sensitively observes that overwhelming psychological burden on not only him … Continue reading

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On the Rocks (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): It is never boring to be with her dad…

Sofia Coppola’s new film “On the Rocks”, which was released on AppleTV+ two months ago, is a lightweight comedy film often buoyed by another entertaining performance from Bill Murray, who has never been boring throughout his long, illustrious acting career. … Continue reading

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