Tag Archives: Mystery

Decision to Leave (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another twisted work from Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook’s latest film “Decision to Leave”, which won the Best Director Award when it was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in last month, is often enthralling thanks to its masterful storytelling coupled with a distinctive sense of twisted … Continue reading

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The Weekend Away (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Her BFF is vanished…

Netflix film “The Weekend Away”, which was released a few days ago, is a run-of-the-mill thriller flick which will not surprise you much if you are a seasoned moviegoer. For example, we are supposed to be quite surprised at a … Continue reading

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The Batman (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A very noirish Batman movie

“The Batman” is palpably drenched in sheer darkness and grittiness from the beginning to the end, and I admire and appreciate that even though I have some reservation on its relentlessly grim style and rather sprawling narrative. I am not … Continue reading

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Scream (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A slashing legacy sequel its franchise deserves

During last several years, we are served with a bunch of reboots and legacy sequels ranging from the recent Star Wars trilogy to “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (2021) and “Candyman” (2021), so it is rather fateful that now we come to get … Continue reading

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Death on the Nile (2022) ☆☆(2/4): Dirge on the Nile

Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile”, which is finally released after a rather long period of delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is a bland and joyless product which did not refresh me much at last night. I happened … Continue reading

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The Dry (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A dry but compelling outback mystery thriller

Australian film “The Dry” is a dry but compelling outback mystery thriller to be admired for several good reasons. Besides its solid plot which ably handles its two main mysteries, the movie is fully shrouded in the palpable sense of … Continue reading

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Werewolves Within (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A nutty werewolf murder mystery

“Werewolves Within” is a nutty whodunnit flick which often delighted me with its cheerful mix of horror, mystery, and comedy. Within its familiar genre territory clearly influenced by “And Then There Were None” (1945) as well as “The Thing” (1982), … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He has other issues besides that….

Jim Cummings’ second feature film “The Wolf of Snow Hollow” attempts an offbeat mix of horror and comedy, but its two very different elements do not click as well as intended. On one hand, it wants to be your average … Continue reading

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The Woman in the Window (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A disappointingly unreliable thriller

“The Woman in the Window”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is not as bad as I feared, but what a letdown it is. While I was not entirely bored, the movie never exceeded my expectation or surpassed … Continue reading

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Black Light (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A truth beyond their reach

South Korean independent film “Black Light” is a seemingly plain but undeniably compelling mystery melodrama, which revolves around the truth beyond the reach of everyone involved with a very complicated circumstance in one way or another. As its three different … Continue reading

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