Tag Archives: Husband and Wife

Foxtrot (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An absurd war drama dancing around pathos and humor

Right after the end of the first act of Israeli film “Foxtrot”, I completely caught off guard by a sudden shift in its mood and narrative. I will not go into details here for avoiding spoilers, but I can tell … Continue reading

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Last Child (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): After a tragedy

There is the palpable sense of grief and desolation right from the beginning of South Korean film “Last Child”. Calmly observing its three main characters who have been stuck in the gloomy and suffocating aftermath of one irreversible tragedy, the … Continue reading

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Hannah (2017) ☆☆(2/4): Drab, dreary, and hollow

It took some time for me to appreciate the distinctive presence of Charlotte Rampling. As far as I remember, I noticed her for the first time through her supporting turn in “Angel Heart” (1987), and then I came to see … Continue reading

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Custody (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s not over for them yet

Disturbing but undeniably gripping, French film “Custody” chillingly examines the problematic family relationship among its main characters. Right from its opening scene, we sense a trouble coming from the distance, and then the movie gradually dials up its level of … Continue reading

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Ethel & Ernest (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The life story of one ordinary couple

British animation feature film “Ethel & Ernest” is about one ordinary couple who lived together for more than 40 years. Based on Raymond Briggs’ acclaimed graphic novel which was based on the life story of his parents in real life, … Continue reading

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A United Kingdom (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Respectful but conventional

“A United Kingdom” is a respectful but conventional film about one extraordinary real-life interracial couple. While it surely shows us how courageous and resilient they were as standing together against lots of social/political pressure inflicted upon them, the movie unfortunately … Continue reading

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Loveless (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Gone from a loveless world

Quite moody and chilly right from its opening scene, Russian film “Loveless” calmly observes the end of one bitter marital relationship. Here are two people who probably should not have been together from the very beginning, and the anger and … Continue reading

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