Tag Archives: Homosexuality

The Half of It (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A refreshing coming-of-age drama by Alice Wu

To be frank with you, I did not expect much when I watched the trailer of Netflix film “The Half of It”, which received the Founders Award at the Tribeca Film Festival before released on Netflix in last week. While … Continue reading

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A Secret Love (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A longtime couple who finally comes out

Netflix documentary film “A Secret Love”, which was released in last Wednesday, is an intimate portrayal of a longtime couple who endured and prevailed together for many years as deeply loving each other in secret. While their long story of … Continue reading

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Circus of Books (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her parents’ unconventional business

Netflix documentary film “Circus of Books”, which was released on last Wednesday, tells an interesting personal story revolving around an old gay porn shop in California and its unlikely owners. As they admits to us at one point in the … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): A painter and her challenging model

French film “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is almost pure and perfect in its haunting romantic period drama with complex thoughts and emotions churning and swirling below its seemingly plain surface. Although the movie is quite more restrained than … Continue reading

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Pain and Glory (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he strolls in his creative crisis

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest work “Pain and Glory”, which was Spain’s official submission to Best International Film Oscar in last year, is a somber but undeniably poignant exploration of that fascinating interaction between life and art. I must confess that I … Continue reading

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Moonlit Winter (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A letter from her first love

South Korean film “Moonlit Winter” reminds me that it is always more compelling to observe star-crossed lovers in agony and restraint. Here are two very unhappy women who have quietly yearned for each other since they were separated from each … Continue reading

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Maurice (1987) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sumptuous queer period drama

James Ivory’s 1987 film “Maurice”, which happens to be released in South Korean in this week, is a sumptuous queer period drama to be admired and appreciated. Based on the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, the … Continue reading

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