Tag Archives: Mother and daughter

Pearl (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her colorfully disturbing origin story

Ti West’s “Pearl”, which came out not long after his previous film “X” (2022) in last year, presents the colorfully disturbing origin story of the villain character in “X”. In contrast to the dryly creepy atmosphere of “X”, “Pearl” cheerfully … Continue reading

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Life of Hae-Oak (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Will she ever make it through?

Watching South Korean film “Life of Hae-Oak” is not a comfortable experience at all. Closely observing its young heroine’s seemingly endless predicament, the movie palpably conveys us her growing conflict and frustration, and that will probably make you wince more … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Lover (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Messy and Lonely

South Korean independent film “Nobody’s Lover” is about one adolescent girl who is often lonely and desperate in her messy private life. While you may shake your head more than once due to her several unwise choices along the story, … Continue reading

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The Apartment with Two Women (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A mother and daughter stuck with each other

South Korean independent film “The Apartment with Two Women” is one hell of family drama to say the least. Mainly revolving around the toxic mother and daughter relationship between its two very different main characters, the movie often strikes us … Continue reading

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Rolling (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she begins to roll under the pandemic

South Korean independent film “Rolling” is a modest but sensitive character drama surrounding its young heroine’s emotional journey toward regained hope and optimism. Although it initially requires some patience from us due to its rather slow narrative pacing, the movie … Continue reading

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Gyeong-ah’s Daughter (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her daughter is in trouble…

I often braced myself while watching South Korean film “Gyeong-ah’s Daughter”, a somber but undeniably powerful drama about one certain serious social gender issue in our digital era. As observing how its two different main characters respectively struggle with the … Continue reading

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Missing Yoon (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Imitation of Life

Here is a little South Korean film which somehow made me care much more than expected. I must confess that I initially observed its two different main characters with mere pity and annoyance, but “Missing Yoon” gradually let me understand … Continue reading

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Cassiopeia (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A disappointingly sappy Alzheimer drama

I do not mind those “disease of the week” flicks as long as they are engaging enough for me, but South Korean film “Cassiopeia” does not do its job that well as your average disease of the week movie. While … Continue reading

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Umma (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Her mother returns to haunt her…

As a little American horror film peppered with some Korean cultural elements, “Umma” surely intrigued me at first but then eventually disappointed me. As a South Korean moviegoer, I appreciated a number of cultural elements in the film while also … Continue reading

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You Are Not My Mother (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is she really her mother?

“You Are Not My Mother” is a small creepy horror film swirling around one serious family problem. Although it becomes less interesting when its dark family secret is eventually revealed during its last act as expected, it still holds our … Continue reading

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