Tag Archives: Period drama

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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The Favourite (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A queen and her two ladies

Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film “The Favourite”, which received the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival in last year, is a delightfully edgy period comedy drama film to be savored. While it is relatively less dark and bizarre … Continue reading

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The Lion in Winter (1968) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): One bumpy Christmas family meeting in 1183

There have been countless movies about Christmas family meeting with issues, but not many of them can top the sharp wit and sheer ferocity of “The Lion in Winter”, which revolves around the risky battles of wills among the royal … Continue reading

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Apostle (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A tense, brutal period drama thriller

Right from its very first shot, “Apostle”, which was recently released on Nexflix, announces to us that it is going to be pretty grim and intense. This is a tense, brutal period drama thriller packaged with several striking moments of … Continue reading

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Zama (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Waiting for his transfer

“Zama”, which was Argentina’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is an odd, unconventional period drama which will probably frustrate you for good reasons. As leisurely observing its hero’s seemingly endless predicament and ennui, the … Continue reading

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The Grandmaster (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Once Upon a Time in China

 Faces, fists, palms, feet, arms, legs, hats, dresses, coats, shoes, closets, chairs, clocks, tables, stairs, doors, knives, water/blood droplets, puddles, smokes, snow, wind, lights, a monkey, a train, and a dog. These were the items I wrote down in my … Continue reading

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