Tag Archives: Mystery

Knife+Heart (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who’s killing her gay porn actors?

French film “Knife+Heart” is a cheerfully gaudy and goofy mix of cheap gay porn flicks and campy giallo horror movies of the 1970s. Although it is a bit shame that the movie does not try to be something more than … Continue reading

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Strange But True (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): When she comes into their life

“Strange But True” starts with an absurd but interesting mystery but then it is turned into something less engaging as eventually arriving at a resolution too easy and contrived to say the least. While I am still reluctant to recommend … Continue reading

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Under the Silver Lake (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A messy and insipid neo-noir piece

David Robert Mitchell’s second feature film “Under the Silver Lake” bored me a lot. While I surely understand that it tries be a quirky neo-noir film as juggling so many different things together during its 139-minute running time, this messy … Continue reading

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Crooked House (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A pedestrian Agatha Christie mystery flick

Watching “Crooked House” is one of the most joyless movie experiences I have ever had during recent years. Thoroughly flat and tedious in terms of storytelling and characterization, the movie bored me from the beginning to the end, so I … Continue reading

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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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