Tag Archives: High School

After My Death (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Whose fault was it?

I winced at times while watching South Korean film “After My Death”, a stark, melancholic drama about the anger, frustration, and grievance revolving around one devastating incident. Although this is not a pleasant experience at all, the movie is alternatively … Continue reading

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Love, Simon (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Conventional but Notable

“Love, Simon” reminds me again of how things have been changed a lot for queer films these days. After the considerable success of “Brokeback Mountain” (2005), LGBTQ characters have become more common in American films during recent years, and now … Continue reading

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The trouble with her letters

Netflix film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a conventional coming-of-age comedy drama, but it distinguishes itself with several good things to notice. First, it is rather refreshing to see a major American teenager film featuring an Asian … Continue reading

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Lady Bird (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Precisely funny and effortlessly poignant

At first, “Lady Bird” looks like another conventional adolescent coming-of-age drama. Again, we have a young heroine eager to go further with her burgeoning life and she surely comes to grow up a lot in the end as being ready … Continue reading

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Bad Genius (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A smart, exhilarating heist film from Thailand

Thailand film “Bad Genius” surprised me a lot. Bringing some fresh air into its genre conventions via its seemingly mundane story material, this smart, exhilarating heist film is constantly electrifying as serving us a number of memorable moments to amuse … Continue reading

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Coin Heist (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A small heist for saving their school

“Coin Heist”, which has been available on Netflix since this early January, is a modest but interesting heist film with a touch of “The Breakfast Club” (1985). As a movie about a group of high school kids trying to steal … Continue reading

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Yongsoon (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A country girl’s hot, problematic summer

While it is uncomfortable to watch at times for good reasons, South Korean film “Yongsoon” comes to us as an engaging coming-of-age drama about its adolescent heroine’s hot, problematic summer. Although it is inarguable that she clings to a very … Continue reading

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