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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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Farewell Amor (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Still separated from each other

“Farewell Amor”, which is currently available on MUBI, is a small but intimate emigrant drama about three good people struggling with the widening personal gaps among them. As the movie calmly and sensitively observes them one by one, we get … Continue reading

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Wolfwalkers (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An enchanting animation film packed with wolves

Animation feature film “Wolfwalkers” is a sheer pleasure for your eyes. As a cell animation film full of mood and details, the film is packed with numerous gorgeous moments to dazzle and impress you in addition to being quite engaging … Continue reading

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Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he lives dying

Netflix documentary “Dick Johnson Is Dead”, which won the US Documentary Special Jury Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is a funny, sad, and touching personal tribute to remember. While clearly recognizing … Continue reading

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Ms. Purple (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): As her father lays dying

Justin Chon’s latest film “Ms. Purple” is a sad tale of a young Korean American woman struggling to keep going despite many hardships in her daily life. Due to the seedy and exploitative nature of her occupation, the movie is … Continue reading

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