Tag Archives: Mother and daughter

Fighter (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): You will cheer for this boxer girl

South Korean independent film “Fighter” is atypical in its seemingly conventional sports drama. When it starts the story along with its struggling underdog heroine full of pluck and determination, it looks rather predictable on the surface, but then it deliberately … Continue reading

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Wolfwalkers (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An enchanting animation film packed with wolves

Animation feature film “Wolfwalkers” is a sheer pleasure for your eyes. As a cell animation film full of mood and details, the film is packed with numerous gorgeous moments to dazzle and impress you in addition to being quite engaging … Continue reading

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Run (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little thriller set between mother and daughter

You probably should know nothing at all before watching “Run”, a little thriller film which turns out to be quite smarter than it seems on the surface. Right from its very first scene, you will come to have a pretty … Continue reading

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Evil Eye (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Mother is quite worried…

“Evil Eye”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, works to some degree despite its preposterous story premise. During its first two acts, the movie builds its psychological tension well as focusing on the believable personal relationship … Continue reading

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Proxima (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Before she goes up to the space

French film “Proxima” is a calm and modest character study about one female astronaut trying to deal with a very demanding circumstance. While phlegmatically observing her professional and personal struggles, the movie delicately explores its main subjects including gender roles … Continue reading

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Relic (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Something is festering in her mother’s old house…

Like any good horror movies, Australian horror film “Relic” establishes story, mood, and character first. As slowly letting us get to know more about the strained relationships among its three main characters, the movie gradually dials up the level of … Continue reading

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Peninsula (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Welcome to Korean zombieland

South Korean film “Peninsula”, a sequel to director/co-writer Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan” (2016), is a typical mix of action movie and zombie horror flick. Although, as I told you many times before, I have been rather tired of zombies … Continue reading

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Innocence (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A daughter who returns to her shady hometown

South Korean movie “Innocence” is a compelling mix of detached courtroom mystery drama and heated family melodrama. Although the mystery at the heart of the film is a bit too easily solved, the movie still holds our attention as its … Continue reading

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Jazzy Misfits (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Mother, daughter, and some other colorful misfits

South Korean film “Jazzy Misfits” bounces here and there in one colorful neighborhood area of Seoul along with its two very different main characters. Although we can clearly see its eventual destination from the very beginning, the movie diligently amuses … Continue reading

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For Sama (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A harrowing personal chronicle from Aleppo

Documentary film “For Sama”, which won the Golden Eye award when it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year and was also nominated for Best Documentary Oscar on last Monday, presents to us a harrowing personal … Continue reading

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