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Happening (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s happening to her…

French film “Happening”, which won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival, often feels like a hard empathic gut-punch. Firmly sticking around its young heroine who happens to be in a very unfortunate situation, the movie gradually … Continue reading

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Together Together (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little witty comedy about surrogate mother

I have some strong opinions on the gender ethical issues involved with surrogate mother, but I enjoyed a number of witty comic moments in “Together Together”. While never overlooking the complex nature of its two main characters’ relationship, this little … Continue reading

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Parallel Mothers (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two mothers’ complicated situation

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film “Parallel Mothers” is another fascinating work to be added to his long and illustrious career. Because, like many of Almodóvar’s notable works such as “Talk to Her” (2002), the movie engages us to a surprising degree … Continue reading

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Ten Months (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A little big matter of hers

South Korean film “Ten Months” gives us a painfully funny and honest tale of one certain aspect of womanhood in the South Korea society. Duly sliding up and down along with its unlucky heroine whose life is turned upside down … Continue reading

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Anything for Jackson (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A Satanist couple in trouble

“Anything for Jackson” is a little horror film which turns out to be more morbid, humorous, and bizarre than expected. While unfolding its devious plot mainly via the viewpoint of an insidious old couple who seems be ready for doing … Continue reading

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Climbing (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her and Her

South Korean animation film “Climbing” is a dark and unnerving psychological thriller revolving around certain kinds of female fear. While you may often scratch your head for grasping what is exactly happening to its rather unreliable heroine, the film steadily … Continue reading

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Ayka (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Passion of Ayka

“Ayka”, which was selected as the Kazakhstani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2018, is a cold and bleak presentation of one very desperate illegal immigrant worker. Although you will not be that surprised by its phlegmatic … Continue reading

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Pieces of a Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): After her devastating loss

Kornél Mundruczó’s new movie “Pieces of a Woman”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, starts so strongly that what follows after that point looks rather underwhelming in comparison. Fortunately, the movie is still carried well by a remarkable performance at … Continue reading

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More Than Family (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her matter of pregnancy and paternity

South Korean comedy film “More Than Family” surprised me more than expected. At first, it seems to be merely depending on one absurd comic story premise, but then it comes to show more depth in terms of story and characters, … Continue reading

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her urgent matter to deal with

Here is a little but extraordinary film you must watch right now. Phlegmatically observing a desperate and frustrating journey of two adolescent girls seeking abortion, Eliza Hittman’s latest film “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” will hit you hard with several restrained … Continue reading

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