Tag Archives: Mystery

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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The Day I Died: Unclosed Case (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She needs to get to the bottom of this case…

South Korean film “The Day I Died: Unclosed Case” is a mystery noir drama which gradually reveals its weary but palpitating heart behind its seemingly detached attitude. Although the mystery of its story is a bit too simple for some … Continue reading

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Enola Holmes (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her game is afoot indeed

Netflix film “Enola Holmes”, which was released yesterday, has lots of fun with its feministic response to the tales of one of the most famous detective characters in the history. Mainly fueled by the vibrantly plucky performance from its exceptional … Continue reading

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Mississippi Burning (1988) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Flawed but incendiary

One of my friends often mentions the last places he wants to visit in US, which are usually the ones reported on the media for infuriating cases of blatant racism. I felt same about Mississippi when I revisited Alan Parker’s … Continue reading

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Innocence (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A daughter who returns to her shady hometown

South Korean movie “Innocence” is a compelling mix of detached courtroom mystery drama and heated family melodrama. Although the mystery at the heart of the film is a bit too easily solved, the movie still holds our attention as its … Continue reading

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The Lovebirds (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): I’ve seen it before – but it’s okay anyway

“The Lovebirds” is so predictable and familiar to the bone that my mind kept experiencing moments of déjà vu when I watched it at last night. Right from the very beginning, I clearly discerned what I was going to get, … Continue reading

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