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Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An intimate female drama by Martin Scorsese (No kidding)

“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” occupies a curiously odd spot in Martin Scorsese’s legendary filmmaking career. While sandwiched right between “Mean Streets” (1973) and “Taxi Driver” (1976), this little film is quite different from either of his two gritty urban … Continue reading

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Fragrance of the First Flower (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Still attracted to each other

Taiwanese film “Fragrance of the First Flower” is a familiar but engaging melodrama about two women who still cannot help but attracted to each other despite several years of separation between them. As alternating between their past and present, the … Continue reading

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The Fabelmans (2022) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): So he goes for filmmaking…

Steven Spielberg’s latest film “The Fabelmans” is a gentle and intimate drama which is incidentally inspired by the early years of his life. While you may wonder how much the movie is overlapped with Spielberg’s childhood and adolescent years, the … Continue reading

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Till (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The harrowing story of Emmett Till’s mother

“Till” is a very harrowing experience to say the least. As attempting to present one of the most atrocious cases of American racism during the late 20th century, this modest but undeniably powerful film does not look away from the … Continue reading

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My Father’s Dragon (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another charming animation film from Carton Saloon

Netflix animation feature film “My Father’s Dragon”, which was released a few days ago, is another charming work from Carton Saloon, an Irish film production company which gave us a series of stellar Oscar-nominated animation films including “The Secret of … Continue reading

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Nocturne (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A son, his mother, and her other son

South Korean documentary film “Nocturne” follows the cacophonic life story of a mother and her two very different sons. Because one of these two sons happens to have a serious case of autistic disorder, his younger brother as well as … Continue reading

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The Adam Project (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It is pretty predictable, you know.

Shawn Levy’s Netflix film “The Adam Project”, which was released on this Friday, does not have much surprise for us. Although it is entertaining to some degree thanks to the game efforts from its main cast members, the movie does … Continue reading

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French Exit (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Almost penniless in Paris

“French Exit” has some charm and spirit to be appreciated despite being a bit too flawed in my inconsequential opinion. While it is buoyed to some degree by its delightful lead performance, the movie often stumbles and meanders mainly due … Continue reading

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The Power of the Dog (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A tense western drama by Jane Campion

Jane Campion’s new film “The Power of the Dog”, which was recently released in theaters in US and South Korea before released on Netflix early in next month, is a subtly tense and captivating mix of western drama and character … Continue reading

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Coming to You (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As they stand by their sexual minority kids

I often could not help but become a bit emotional as watching South Korean documentary film “Coming to You”. Mainly focusing on two different mothers willingly standing by their respective sexual minority kids, the documentary lets the audiences have more … Continue reading

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