Tag Archives: Husband and Wife

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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The Last Duel (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): He Said – His Opponent Said – and She Said

Ridley Scott’s latest film “The Last Duel” is a gritty period drama film equipped with some modern perspective to be appreciated. Often reminiscent of several notable films ranging from Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950) to Scott’s debut feature film “The Duelists” … Continue reading

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The Night (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): An isolated night of terror

“The Night” is a little creepy psychological horror film mainly revolving around one isolated night of terror within some big hotel in LA. While clearly influenced by a number of other horror films such as, yes, “The Shining” (1980), the … Continue reading

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Till Death (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A modest chilly thriller film starring Megan Fox

“Till Death” is one of those fun thriller flicks you should watch without any knowledge on what it is about or how it is about. I enjoyed it enough despite seeing and then guessing a bit too much from its … Continue reading

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Jakob’s Wife (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): The preacher’s bloody-thirsty wife

“Jakob’s Wife” is a little horror comedy film about an ordinary preacher’s wife who suddenly finds herself becoming blood-thirsty under a certain insidious evil influence. While it is not particularly scary as a horror movie, the movie still works as … Continue reading

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Way Back Home (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When a past returns to her

South Korean independent film “Way Back Home” is a quiet and sensitive drama which speaks volume in many wordless moments. Calmly observing how its ordinary heroine’s daily life is shaken by the return of one terrible incident in her past, … Continue reading

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