Tag Archives: Period drama

Emma. (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Isn’t she wonderful?

“Emma.”, the latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic literature novel of the same name, is packed with a lot of wit, charm, and heart. Although it has been several years since I belatedly read Austen’s novel, the movie reminds me … Continue reading

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Little Women (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another home run by Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig’s latest film “Little Women” is as witty, charming, and touching as expected. Based on the famous classic novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, the movie constantly amuses and moves us as busily bouncing around its … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): A painter and her challenging model

French film “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is almost pure and perfect in its haunting romantic period drama with complex thoughts and emotions churning and swirling below its seemingly plain surface. Although the movie is quite more restrained than … Continue reading

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The Nightingale (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A brutal revenge drama set in Tasmania, 1825

There are a number of brutally remorseless moments of physical violence in Jennifer Kent’s second feature film “The Nightingale”, which won the Special Jury Prize when it was shown at the Venice Film Festival in last year. As a matter … Continue reading

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The Third Wife (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A calm, sensuous period drama set in Vietnam

Vietnamese period drama film “The Third Wife” is a calm, sensuous experience to be savored for good reasons. Set in a rural region of Vietnam around the late 19th century, the movie gives us a detached but vivid look into … Continue reading

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Shadow (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The tale of a shadow

Zhang Yimou’s latest film “Shadow” is a moody but compelling period drama packed with distinctive style and atmosphere to be savored. When it was quietly released in South Korea around the end of last year, I and many other audiences … Continue reading

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Mary Queen of Scots (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A tale of two queens

“Mary Queen of Scots” initially seems to have all the right ingredients for a compelling period drama. While it has two talented actresses at its center, it is also equipped with commendable technical aspects including authentic period atmosphere, so I … Continue reading

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