Tag Archives: Pregnancy

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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Locke (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A man’s night drive under personal crisis

 The premise of “Locke” is so simple that it does not sound like a good movie when you read its synopsis. Here is a man who has just made a big important decision to change his life forever and is … Continue reading

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