Tag Archives: Friendship

Take Care of My Cat (2001) ☆☆☆(3/4): Five different young women – and a little cat

“Take Care of My Cat”, which is recently re-released in South Korean theaters for its 20th anniversary, is a modest but charming coming-of-age drama going around five different young women and a little cat in Inchon. Although it is 20 … Continue reading

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Drunk Bus (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His life-changing bodyguard

“Drunk Bus” drives along a very familiar course, but it is more colorful and entertaining than expected. While this is your average coming-of-age comedy drama about a young man getting wiser via a sudden change coming into his drab daily … Continue reading

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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Wacky, wacky, wacky!

There are lots of silly and wacky moments in “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar”, a decidedly absurd comedy film which is surprisingly funny and likable even when it goes all the way for surreal outrageousness and sheer … Continue reading

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Palmer (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): His new beginning with a queer kid

“Palmer”, which was released on Apple+ around the end of last month, could look refreshing if it came out, say, around 10 years ago. As a low-key drama about an ex-con who struggles to start his life again, it often … Continue reading

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Beats (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Revolt in beats

British film “Beats”, which incidentally should not be confused with the 2019 American film of the same name, is often fascinating as a plain but vivid slice of adolescent life in Scotland, 1994. As closely following its two teenage heroes, … Continue reading

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Driveways (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Old Man, The Boy, His Mother and Her House

Andrew Ahn’s second feature film “Driveways” touches me a lot with its deceptively simple but ultimately sublime presentation of ordinary good people. At first, nothing much seems to happen on the surface as it slowly rolls its modest promise, but … Continue reading

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Big Time Adolescence (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Still not growing up at all

“Big Time Adolescence” is about one problematic friendship which seems to be going nowhere even at the end of the story. As observing its two different lead male characters, we come to see that one of them must grow up … Continue reading

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Adventures of the Peanut Butter Falcon

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” entertained me in more than one way. While it is a typical Southern story clearly influenced by Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, it palpably vibrates with authentic local atmosphere as well as sweet personality, and … Continue reading

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Good Boys (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Kids say and do darndest things

As far as I can remember, I was a pretty mild child before I officially entered adolescence in 1996. Sure, I was a rather nerdy and quirky boy whose mind was usually occupied with books and movies, but I usually … Continue reading

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Blinded by the Light (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When he discovers Bruce Springsteen

“Blinded by the Light” is a familiar but enjoyable feel-good movie driven by a number of songs from Bruce Springsteen. I must confess that I do not know much about the music of Springsteen besides his haunting Oscar-winning song for … Continue reading

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