Tag Archives: Marriage

The Third Wife (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A calm, sensuous period drama set in Vietnam

Vietnamese period drama film “The Third Wife” is a calm, sensuous experience to be savored for good reasons. Set in a rural region of Vietnam around the late 19th century, the movie gives us a detached but vivid look into … 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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Concussion (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Deviation with coffee, talk, and sex

 It has been a good life for her and her family, but now she finds herself getting suffocated by her daily life. As she feels her discontent growing inside her day by day, she decides to try something different, and … Continue reading

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Le Week-End (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A couple’s imperfect weekend in Paris

 They are not young anymore, and they have problems to deal with. As following their rather imperfect weekend, “Le Week-End” initially draws our attention with those lovely sights of Paris and then gradually reveals an honest picture of two aging … Continue reading

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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : ….and her therapy will end.

 Now we arrive at “Nymphomaniac: Vol. II”, the second part of Lars von Trier’s another challenging work to talk and discuss about. As its exhausted heroine warned us previously, this is a darker territory compared to its first part which … Continue reading

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Amour (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Scenes from their dying marriage

 Our life is bound to be sad and depressing because of aging and subsequent death, and Michael Haneke’s new movie “Amour” shows that undeniable truth to us through an unsentimental but deeply harrowing observation of an aging couple who begin … Continue reading

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Blue Valentine (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : It was love, but…

Was really it love? The couple in “Blue Valentine” probably asks that question many times to themselves while struggling to deal with the problem between them. Yes, it was love indeed, but the reality requires a lot more than love … Continue reading

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