Tag Archives: Mystery

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Confusion amid dreams and memories

Chinese film “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, which is not associated at all with Eugene O’Neill’s classic play of the same name (Its original title is “Last Day on Earth”, by the way), is often frustrating and confusing for good … Continue reading

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Dilili in Paris (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A little mystery in Paris the Belle Époque

I was ready to enjoy French animation feature film “Dilili in Paris”, but it did not satisfy me enough. Sure, the film provides a number of lovely visual moments to be appreciated, and I was amused by the frequent appearance … Continue reading

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Idol (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A tense but murky South Korean noir thriller

I am still not that sure whether I understand everything presented in South Korean noir thriller film “Idol”, which sometimes seems to signify nothing but confusion and frustration. While that probably does not matter much considering how adamantly murky the … Continue reading

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A Simple Favor (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A witty suburban comic thriller

“A Simple Favor” is a witty suburban comic thriller gliding with enough charm and spirit to engage and entertain you. While it will probably not surprise you much if you are familiar with its genre clichés and conventions, the movie … Continue reading

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Happy Death Day (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A slasher movie in repeat mode

To be frank with you, I am not a big fan of slasher horror films, but I sort of enjoyed “Happy Death Day”, another small, modest horror flick from Blumhouse Productions. Although it is not as entertaining as “Get Out” … Continue reading

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Searching (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A smart, efficient digital era thriller

“Searching” is a lot better than you may expect. Sure, its small genre territory has been already explored by several recent notable films such as “Unfriended” (2014) and “Open Windows” (2014), but it is actually a very entertaining genre exercise … Continue reading

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): A timeless live-action/animated fantasy

Still holding its place well in the history of movie special effects even after 30 years, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” remains as a timeless entertainment. Although mixing animation into live-action scenes has been relatively less awesome these days thanks to … Continue reading

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