Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Swallow (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman under compulsion

“Swallow” is a disturbing psychological thriller film which will make you wince more than once for good reasons. Calmly observing its young heroine’s increasingly alarming compulsion, the movie delves deep into her troubled state of mind, and there are a … Continue reading

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Waves (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): From implosion to healing

Trey Edwards Shultz’s new film “Waves” grips us hard during its overwhelmingly stylish first half and then moves us a lot during its surprisingly sensitive second half. I must confess that I was quite annoyed and baffled at first, but … Continue reading

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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their one day

Canadian film “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open” presents a series of continuous moments between two different female characters who happen to encounter each other on one day. As austerely but sensitively focusing on strained and tentative interactions … 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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Grandma (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A day with her pregnant granddaughter

To be frank with you, it took some time for me to notice Lily Tomlin. I encountered her for the first time when I happened to watch “All of Me” (1984) on TV during the early 1990s, but they showed … Continue reading

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Another Woman (1988) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): And then she listens to the voice…

Among a bunch of books on movies I have kept at my family home for years, there is an old movie guidebook I bought in 1996. Some of its contents later turned out to be inaccurate or questionable, but that … Continue reading

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My Brilliant Life (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : An aging kid with young parents

 The young hero of “My Brilliant Life” is an ideal son any parents want to have. Ah-reum is a smart boy who has lots of interest in astronomy, and he also shows his potential as a writer. When we meet … Continue reading

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