Tag Archives: Husband and Wife

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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My Happy Family (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When she walks away from her family

Georgian film “My Happy Family”, which is currently available on Netflix, is a small unexpected surprise which amused and touched me a lot. On one level, it is an intimate female drama about a woman who tries to reach for … Continue reading

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A Ghost Story (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An atypical ghost story

“A Ghost Story” is not your average ghost story. Although it may initially look ridiculous due to its rather goofy premise, the movie slowly comes to engage us as its unconventional narrative rolls along with its ghost hero, and it … Continue reading

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Mother! (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A no-holds-barred allegory from Darren Aronofsky

Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, “Mother!” is a no-holds-barred allegory which will shake you up a lot during your viewing. I must confess that I was baffled during its rather ponderous first act, but then I … Continue reading

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Gerald’s Game (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman bound in danger

When I came across the trailer of “Gerald’s Game”, I was rather perplexed for good reasons. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, and that novel seems to be nearly impossible to be … Continue reading

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The Poet and the Boy (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Poetry and sexual confusion

South Korean film “The Poet and the Boy” is a familiar story to the bone. Here is an artist struggling with his lack of inspiration, but then there comes an unexpected possibility of romance, and he is both confused and … Continue reading

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