Tag Archives: High School

Crush (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A likable high school queer comedy film

“Crush” reminds me of how things seem to have changed these days. As a mainstream American high school queer comedy film, it proudly and cheerfully depicts its main characters’ sexuality without any shame or hesitation, and I appreciate that a … Continue reading

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Metal Lords (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It doesn’t rock that much

Netflix film “Metal Lords”, which was released a few days ago, often feels to me like watching too much of myself. No, I am not a heavy metal music fan at all, but one of my acquaintances recently advised me … Continue reading

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In Our Prime (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His special math tutor

South Korean film “In Our Prime” is an engaging mix of familiar stuffs which dutifully and entertainingly sticks to its formulas from the beginning to the end. While it is pretty apparent that the story and characters are derived a … Continue reading

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Belle (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Dragon and the Freckled Princess

Isn’t it pretty and beautiful to watch? That is what I grudgingly said to myself more than once with growing dissatisfaction while I watched Japanese animation filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda’s latest work “Belle”. On the surface, there is nothing particularly bad … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here comes Jamie

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, is as energetic and flamboyant as demanded while also being as sweet and poignant as required. Based on the stage musical of the same which was … Continue reading

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Good Person (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A teacher oscillating between faith and doubt

South Korean film “Good Person” is a calm but tense drama mainly revolving around the gloomy plight of one man oscillating between faith and doubt after one devastating incident. Struggling with the resulting grief and anger, he simply tries to … Continue reading

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Snowball (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They try their best – and they also do their worst

I often wanted to shake my head as watching South Korean film “Snowball”, which mainly revolves around three different adolescent girls who try their best but end up doing their worst. Although it phlegmatically observes their worsening circumstance from the … Continue reading

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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His little mental secret

“Words on Bathroom Walls” is another typical coming-of-age drama about a troubled adolescent romance, but it is more thoughtful and sincere than expected. While it handles its story and characters well with considerable care and attention, the movie does not … Continue reading

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Blue Gate Crossing (2002) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little complicated adolescent triangle

Taiwanese film “Blue Gate Crossing”, which happened to be released in South Korean theaters yesterday, is a modest adolescent drama revolving around one little complicated triangle. Although it is a bit too short with some underdeveloped aspects, the movie is … Continue reading

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Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): So it begins…

Netflix film “Fear Street Part One: 1994”, the first chapter of the trilogy which was released on last Friday and will be followed by two other films during next two weeks, is a promising start packed with enough fun and … Continue reading

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