Tag Archives: Father and son

Sunset in My Hometown (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A rapper coming back to his hometown

South Korean film “Sunset in My Hometown” is a mixed bag whose weak elements are covered by its strong elements to some degree. Although it is too corny and predictable at times and I am not sure about whether its … Continue reading

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Morris from America (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): African American father and son in Germany

“Morris from America”, which received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2016, is plainer than I expected. As phlegmatically observing the bumpy struggle of its young hero in his new … Continue reading

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Kodachrome (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A predictable road movie shot on 35mm Kodak film

In short, “Kodachrome” is your average road movie. Thoroughly conventional and predictable at its every key narrative point, the movie did not surprise me or touch me much. While there are several good elements to notice, they are not enough … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Mr. Mo (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A deadpan filmmaking tale of one barber

South Korean film “Merry Christmas Mr. Mo” is advertised as a ‘black comedy stranger than paradise’, and that description is correct to some degrees. While I was a bit disappointed to find that it is not as uproarious or edgy … Continue reading

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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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