Tag Archives: Father and son

Brad’s Status (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): On his insecure status

Going through the 34th year of my life at present, I sometimes wonder whether I am fine with my current status. While I recently managed to settle on a modest but stable job after several years of personal confusion and … Continue reading

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The autopsy of one spooky corpse

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is as spooky as its very title suggests. Its story premise is pretty simple to say the least, but it is enjoyable to watch how the movie carefully accumulates the sense of dread around the … Continue reading

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Menashe (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A slice of Hasidic life from Brooklyn

Sometimes movies can transport you to worlds unfamiliar to us, and “Menashe”, which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year and was recently screened at the Jeonju International Film Festival, is one of such cases. While … Continue reading

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Fences (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): At the backyard of his house

“Fences” trusts its performers, and we gladly go along with that. Even if you are not that familiar with August Wilson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, you can easily notice a number of theatrical aspects on the screen, but this … Continue reading

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Little Men (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As their little life becomes more complicated

Intimate and sensitive in its low-key approach, “Little Men” quietly shines with small precious moments to be appreciated for the keen depiction of the emotional undercurrents flowing around and between its two young heroes. The movie maintains its gentle, thoughtful … Continue reading

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Louder than Bombs (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : They need to talk about her…

Her absence has been felt around them since she died, and they still struggle with themselves while barely connected with each other. As a somber drama about one problematic family dealing with the void left by their loved one, “Louder … Continue reading

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After the Storm (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Gathered by the storm

I still marvel at how effortlessly intimate and humane the works of Hirokazu Kore-eda are. Many of his family dramas such as “Still Walking” (2008) and “Like Father, Like Son” (2013) are mostly somber and quiet on the surface, but … Continue reading

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