Tag Archives: Friendship

The House of Us (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An intimate summer story of three young girls

I could not help but smile as watching South Korean film “The House of Us”, which is another remarkable work from director/writer Yoon Ga-eun. The movie presents its three young main characters and their daily life with considerable intimacy and … Continue reading

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Of a house and the city

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is a seemingly simple but surprisingly rich and powerful drama packed with mood and details to be savored and admired. Although I must confess that it took some time for me to become … Continue reading

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Jesus (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A simple but haunting coming-of-age drama

Japanese film “Jesus” is a simple but haunting coming-of-age drama to be admired for not only its sensitive coming-of-age tale but also its thoughtful handling of its religious subjects. While it is often a little playful as observing how its … Continue reading

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Booksmart (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their wild night before graduation

My high school life was pretty uneventful on the whole. While bullied and ridiculed for my odd personality from time to time, all I cared about was books, movies, and, above all, grades, and having a fun was the last … Continue reading

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Rafiki (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lesbian coming-of-age drama from Kenya

Kenya film “Rafiki”, which means ‘Friend’, is interesting to watch for several good reasons. While it drew lots of attention for dealing with a subject quite sensitive in Kenya (It was banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) before … Continue reading

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Paddleton (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two close friends facing mortality

“Paddleton”, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in last month and then released on Netflix on this Friday, is a little character drama about two close friends suddenly facing mortality and then trying to deal with it. … Continue reading

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): One hard day in Romania, 1987

I still remember well how much I was chilled by one particular moment in Cristian Mungiu’s “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”, a stark, sobering drama film set in Romania during the final years of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s communist regime. … Continue reading

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