Tag Archives: Mother and daughter

Vox Lux (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Before and after becoming a star

I was left with rather hollow impression after watching “Vox Lux”, whose title means “voice of light” in Latin. While it has a number of good moments to remember, the movie is not entirely successful in terms of story and … Continue reading

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Madeline’s Madeline (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Seriously committed and disturbed

Watching “Madeline’s Madeline” was quite annoying and frustrating for me. Attempting to present a disturbing drama of mental illness and artistic exploitation, the movie is deliberately disorienting and jarring from the beginning to the end, and I sort of understand … Continue reading

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Halloween (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He’s back – but she’s quite ready this time

As I sat for watching David Gordon Green’s new film “Halloween”, I was ready to be scared and thrilled, but I only found myself disappointed in the end. Although the movie is certainly well-made with some interesting elements to notice, … Continue reading

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Where Is Kyra? (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her slow descent to another bottom

Watching “Where Is Kyra?” is akin to observing a slow, irreversible descent. No matter how much its heroine tries, it is quite clear that she is destined to hit another bottom in one way or another, and the movie is … Continue reading

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Lady Bird (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Precisely funny and effortlessly poignant

At first, “Lady Bird” looks like another conventional adolescent coming-of-age drama. Again, we have a young heroine eager to go further with her burgeoning life and she surely comes to grow up a lot in the end as being ready … Continue reading

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I, Tonya (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The rise and fall of Tonya Harding

I could not help but shake my head while watching “I, Tonya”, a darkly funny cautionary tale based on the rise and fall of Tonya Harding. While she might have some right stuffs for being one of the best figure … Continue reading

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The Florida Project (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their young innocence in hard reality

Full of a vivid, palpable sense of life, “The Florida Project” is simply unforgettable. While constantly recognizing a hard reality surrounding its young heroine and other characters around her, the movie also finds precious moments of joy and happiness as … Continue reading

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