Tag Archives: Melodrama

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

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Fantastic Woman (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A fantastic transgender melodrama

Chilean film “A Fantastic Woman” is as fantastic as it can be as a melodrama which goes all the way along with its transgender heroine. While there are lots of painful moments as she struggles with many difficulties besides her … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Wonder Wheel (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A colorful misfire from Woody Allen

Woody Allen’s new film “Wonder Wheel” is one of his most visually gorgeous works during recent years. Filled with colorful period atmosphere right from its very first shot, the movie provides a number of beautiful visual moments, and its first-rate … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

SoulMate (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two girls’ dynamic friendship

While it seems to be another typical female tale of love and friendship, Chinese film “SoulMate” works thanks to its sincere storytelling and engaging performance. It looks predictable at first, but then it comes to hold our attention as vividly … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Miracle in Cell No.7 (2013) ☆☆(2/4) : I am Yong-goo

After 20 minutes it began, I concluded that I was not a good target audience for South Korean comedy film “Miracle in Cell No.7”. I understood what it intended to be, but I kept annoyed by its blatant comic/melodramatic approach … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Skin I Live in (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A sick doctor and his twisted experiment

 A twisted man and the girl in his captivity have been a constant source of memorably disturbing drama films such as William Wyler’s “The Collector”(1965) and Kim Ki-duk’s “Bad Guy”(2002) in the movie history. “The Skin I Live in”, a … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Black Swan (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A ballerina under Influence

 How far can she go for the perfection? Most of you probably have heard about how much the ballet dancers try for their performances. They practice diligently for every movement during long preparation process. They must dedicate their bodies and … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments