Tag Archives: Mother and daughter

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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Julieta (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another tantalizing exercise in style by Almodóvar

My eyes were thrilled and intrigued as watching Spanish film “Julieta”, another tantalizing exercise in style from Pedro Almodóvar. While it is relatively more straightforward and less flamboyant compared to his previous works, this is another stylish, confident work from … Continue reading

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