Tag Archives: Murder

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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The Pale Blue Eyes (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A gloomy mystery with young Poe

Netflix film “The Pale Blue Eyes”, which was released in last week, is a gloomy mystery which did not exactly satisfy me. While it has some interesting elements to draw my attention for 2 hours, the movie just ponderously trudges … Continue reading

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Blanc back in action

Rian Johnson’s new film “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, is another delicious murder mystery to be savored and appreciated. Like its predecessor “Knives Out” (2019), it is constantly witty, intriguing, and suspenseful as … Continue reading

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The Night Owl (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): He saw what he was not supposed to see…

South Korean film “The Night Owl” is a well-made period drama thriller which mixes fact and fiction a bit better than I expected. While its story and characters are inherently limited by the story from the beginning, the movie still … Continue reading

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The Stranger (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): As he becomes close to his suspect

Australian Netflix film “The Stranger”, which was released in last month, is a chilly psychological drama which is incidentally based on one true crime story. I have no idea on how much the movie is actually close to its real-life … Continue reading

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The Good Nurse (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A clinical true crime story

Tobias Lindholm’s latest film “The Good Nurse”, which was released on Netflix in last month, is rather disappointing despite a considerable number of talents gathered for its production. While its true crime story is often chilling to say the least, … Continue reading

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The Invisible Guest (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An intense defense preparation

Spanish film “The Invisible Guest”, which is currently available on Netflix in South Korea, is one of those typical mystery thriller flicks which constantly suggest to us that they are holding some cards held behind their back for surprising us. … Continue reading

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Orphan: First Kill (2022) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A little killer coming into US

“Orphan: First Kill”, a belated prequel to “Orphan” (2009), attempts to present the backstory of that little creepy but compelling villain of the 2009 film. Although it unfortunately stumbles more than once during its second half after steadily building up … Continue reading

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The Black Phone (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A familiar but solid genre mix

“The Black Phone” did not surprise me much, but I was entertained nonetheless. As your average seasoned moviegoer, I clearly discerned what I was going to get from this effective genre piece, and it did not exceed my expectation much … Continue reading

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Girl in the Picture (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who is she?

Netflix documentary film “Girl in the Picture”, which was released in last week, looks into one infamous criminal case which will unnerve you a lot as the documentary doles out those disturbing details of the case step by step. Although … Continue reading

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