Tag Archives: Husband and Wife

Maudie (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her artistry and their life

Besides illuminating the undeniable artistry of its real-life artist heroine, “Maudie” focuses on small intimate moments from her plain, shabby life with a man she came to live with for many years. While it is interesting to get the occasional … Continue reading

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Paterson (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A bus driver poet in Paterson

Several days ago, I went to the Iksan campus of Chonbuk National University for meeting several colleagues of my previous workplace. After meeting them and then having a little chat with them, I waited outside for a bus to the … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Life (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ups and downs in her life

Life can be pretty disappointing at times, and the heroine of French film “A Woman’s Life” faces that painful truth again and again throughout the movie. It is quite depressing at times to watch her youthful ideals and dreams being … Continue reading

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The Light Between Oceans (2016) ☆☆(2/4): A tepid melodrama between love and guilt

While it is filled with melodramatic elements ready to be utilized, “The Light Between Oceans” feels tame and bland in its frustratingly low-key approach, and it remains inane and tedious even as it doles out several plot turns one by … Continue reading

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The Salesman (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The trouble with their new place

At first, Iranian film “The Salesman”, which recently won Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, intrigues us with a fascinating case of cultural juxtaposition. Its main title sequence shows us a theater stage in preparation, and we soon come to see … Continue reading

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Maggie’s Plan (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): That was her plan, but…

“Maggie’s Plan” is full of lightweight comic touches to delight and tickle you. As smart, witty, and charming as you can expect from your average sassy New Yorker comedy movie, it serves us with a number of hilarious moments to … Continue reading

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Fences (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): At the backyard of his house

“Fences” trusts its performers, and we gladly go along with that. Even if you are not that familiar with August Wilson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, you can easily notice a number of theatrical aspects on the screen, but this … Continue reading

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