Tag Archives: Husband and Wife

Watcher (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is somebody watching her?

“Watcher” is a modest but effective psychological thriller film driven by one little insidious possibility. Although you will not be surprised much by what it will serve you along the plot, the movie did a fairly competent job of maintaining … Continue reading

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After Love (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two women left behind

“After Love” is a simple but sensitive film about two different women who happen to be involved with each other via the man they both loved deeply. While calmly observing how one approaches the other without telling anything at all, … Continue reading

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Deep Water (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tantalizing comeback work from Adrian Lyne

“Deep Water”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best when it tantalizingly toys with the suspicion and mistrust surrounding a couple at the center of the story. It is a bit disappointing that the movie comes … Continue reading

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Sophie’s World (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Four days in Bukchon

South Korean independent film “Sophie’s World” reminds me again of how influential Hong Sang-Soo’s films have been during last two decades. Although it is not made by or associated with Hong, its several notable aspects including its very plain title … Continue reading

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Lucy and Desi (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): On their life and partnership

Amy Poehler’s documentary film “Lucy and Desi”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, is sincere and respectful toward a famous couple behind their groundbreaking American TV sitcom series. While cheerfully examining how exceptional their achievement on TV … Continue reading

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House of Gucci (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A brand to kill for

Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci”, which is another new film from Scott in last year after “The Last Duel” (2021), is neither classy nor pulpy to my disappointment. While it is too superficial to be a serious drama about ambition … Continue reading

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Lamb (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A coldly unnerving drama from Iceland

Icelandic film “Lamb”, which was recently included in the shortlist for Best International Film Oscar, is a coldly unnerving drama which intrigues us with its very weird story premise at first. Although its final few minutes is a letdown compared … Continue reading

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Being the Ricardos (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their one challenging week

Aaron Sorkin’s latest film “Being the Ricardos”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best whenever the characters pull and push each other in their verbal interactions. While it cannot possibly recreate the larger-than-life charm and presence … Continue reading

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Swan Song (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber SF chamber drama about life and death

“Swan Song”, which was released on Apple+ two days ago, is a somber SF chamber drama revolving around one complex human matter of life and death. As calmly and earnestly following its ordinary hero’s emotional struggle involved with making an … Continue reading

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Happy Hour (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): 4 Women

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s “Happy Hour” is a challenging but ultimately rewarding experience you should give a chance someday. The movie will surely daunt you for its very long running time which is more than 5 hours (!), but it will gradually … Continue reading

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