Tag Archives: Mother and daughter

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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Before You Know It (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When they encounter their long-lost mother

“Before You Know It” is basically another quirky family comedy drama set in New York City, but it did its job better than expected. While it occasionally goes for silly comic moments, it steadily stays focused on the strained relationship … Continue reading

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Sub-Zero Wind (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her bleak adolescent years

South Korean film “Sub-Zero Wind” is as bleak as its very title suggests. Like many of recent South Korean coming-of-age drama films, the movie is often shrouded in stark and gloomy realism, but its story and characters are thoughtfully handled … Continue reading

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The Monster (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Mother and daughter menaced by a monster

“The Monster”, which will belatedly be released in South Korea during this month, is a little independent horror film which works better than expected despite its rather thin premise and limited background. While it surely has a freakish creature as … Continue reading

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Wild Rose (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The tale of a Scottish country singer girl

“Wild Rose” is your average music drama which hits many familiar notes, but it distinguishes itself pretty well via its irrepressible spirit and personality. Right from the beginning, we can instantly see where it is heading along with its feisty … Continue reading

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Fast Color (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The superpower running in her family

“Fast Color” is a little film which tries something different with its familiar premise. Revolving around the dynamic interactions among its three main characters who are connected with each other via not only blood and but also their inherited superhuman … Continue reading

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