Tag Archives: Homosexuality

Thelma (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her power awakens

“Thelma”, which was chosen as Norway’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is a calm but unsettling experience. Firmly sticking to its young heroine’s increasingly agitated state of mind, the movie constantly unnerves us throughout … Continue reading

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Disobedience (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber drama of love and faith

Good adult drama is something we do not encounter everyday, and I am glad to report to you that “Disobedience”, the latest film of Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, is an engaging adult drama to be appreciated for its mood, storytelling, … Continue reading

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In Between Seasons (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): With her son’s boyfriend

South Korean “In Between Seasons” is a mild but sensitive drama which respects and cares about its two main characters who have been close to each other but then suddenly come to confront an invisible gap between them. As carefully … Continue reading

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The Cakemaker (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A baker and his lover’s wife

Israeli-German film “The Cakemaker” is a sensitive and tentative drama which engages us via the quietly nervous and uncertain situation between its two different main characters. As watching them slowly approaching to each other step by step, we come to … Continue reading

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The Wound (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A queer drama film from South Africa

South African film “The Wound”, which was selected as South Africa’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is exceptional in many aspects. While intriguing us a lot with its vivid anthropological observation of a tribal … Continue reading

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God’s Own Country (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unadorned gay romance in countryside

As watching “God’s Own Country”, I thought about how much we have been accustomed to queer movies since “Brokeback Mountain” (2005) came out. After the considerable critical and financial success of that haunting gay romance drama, there came many other … Continue reading

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BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their dynamic fight against AIDS epidemic

French film “BPM (Beats Per Minute)”, which is released here in South Korea as “120 BPM”, gives us a vivid glimpse into the activities of the Paris chapter of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in the early 1990s. … Continue reading

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