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Wildlife (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A commendable directorial debut by Paul Dano

As a little period drama film about American middle-class suburbia during the 1960s, “Wildlife” is more distinctive and engaging than expected. While its specific sociocultural subject is not a particularly new territory considering many other previous films such as “Revolutionary … Continue reading

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The Lion in Winter (1968) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): One bumpy Christmas family meeting in 1183

There have been countless movies about Christmas family meeting with issues, but not many of them can top the sharp wit and sheer ferocity of “The Lion in Winter”, which revolves around the risky battles of wills among the royal … Continue reading

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The Wife (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Beside her famous husband

The heroine of “The Wife” is usually quiet and reserved, but her seemingly detached façade speaks volume as we get to know more about her and her marital relationship. While she continues to occupy her small place besides her famous … Continue reading

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A Star Is Born (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s old-fashioned indeed – but it still works

“A Star Is Born” is your typical old-fashioned show business melodrama which is quite familiar to the bone. A successful male star entertainer comes across an unknown girl with talent and potential, and then they fall in love each other … Continue reading

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Mandy (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A crazy, violent exercise in style and mood

Before watching “Mandy”, you should know what you are going to get from it. As a crazy, violent exercise in style and mood, the movie intends to strike you hard by any means necessary and some of you may not … Continue reading

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Private Life (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A funny, sensitive human comedy about infertility

“Private Life”, which was released on Netflix this Friday, is alternatively amusing and touching in its intimate and humorous depiction of an ordinary couple struggling with their infertility problem for a long time. While generating lots of small good laughs … Continue reading

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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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