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Bring Me Home (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Desperately looking for her missing son

Watching South Korean film “Bring Me Home” is an experience not only unpleasant but also stressful in many aspects. Relentlessly pushing the story and its increasingly desperate heroine into sheer cruelty and brutality from the beginning to the end, the … Continue reading

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Angel of Mine (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A disturbing maternal thriller starring Noomi Rapace

“Angel of Mine” is a disturbing maternal thriller which constantly unnerves us through a number of dark, intense moments of grief and obsession. Although there are several deficient spots including its rather contrived finale, the movie mostly works thanks to … Continue reading

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Tully (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A mother and her odd nanny

Raising kids is often quite a demanding task, and “Tully” honestly and incisively illuminates that undeniable fact via its sharp wit and thoughtful sensitivity. As we are frequently amused by its many humorous moments which are both funny and truthful, … Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : “Have you worked out where you fit?”

While revisiting David Michôd’s “Animal Kingdom”(2010), I wondered what it was like for its passive teenager hero to live with his heroin addict mother at their small home. We can only assume that she definitely could not get the Mother … Continue reading

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Incendies (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : She was a woman full of Han

“Incendies” has a familiar plot used in many mystery fictions. The odd instructions are delivered to the characters with no explanation. The journey begins eventually, and the mystery is peeled away step by step. While following their path, we begin … Continue reading

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