Tag Archives: Friendship

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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Blindspotting (2018) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Race matters

“Blindspotting” has one of the most gripping showstopper moments I have ever seen during recent years. While that spellbinding moment alone is more than enough for recommendation, the movie is also packed with other terrific moments as going up and … Continue reading

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Girls Trip (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): When four African American ladies go wild

Quite willing to be broad and excessive, “Girls Trip” amused and tickled me. While it sometimes goes too far for laughs in my inconsequential opinion, the movie is mostly funny and hilarious as cheerfully rolling with its four African American … Continue reading

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SoulMate (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two girls’ dynamic friendship

While it seems to be another typical female tale of love and friendship, Chinese film “SoulMate” works thanks to its sincere storytelling and engaging performance. It looks predictable at first, but then it comes to hold our attention as vividly … Continue reading

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Certain Women (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A trio of haunting human dramas set in Montana

Looking over a train passing by a vast, remote landscape, the main title sequence of “Certain Women” hauntingly sets the tone for three stories to be unfolded one by one in a rural area of Montana. While not all of … Continue reading

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Swiss Army Man (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A bromance with one multi-functional corpse

What a bizarre movie “Swiss Army Man” is. Its premise is so offbeat that you may have no particular desire to see the movie once you hear about its premise, and it is rather amazing that its two directors and … Continue reading

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