Tag Archives: Religion

The Children Act (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An intelligent adult drama on law and ethics

“The Children Act” is an intelligent adult drama which actually made me muse on its subjects during my viewing. While thoughtfully presenting a difficult legal/ethical matter of life and death during its first half, the movie lets us understand how … Continue reading

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First Reformed (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Reverend in a Room

Paul Schrader’s new film “First Reformed” is a calm but intense experience you will not forget easily. Intensely driven by its lonely hero’s moral and spiritual conflict, it gives us a number of sobering moments to impress you with their … Continue reading

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Disobedience (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber drama of love and faith

Good adult drama is something we do not encounter everyday, and I am glad to report to you that “Disobedience”, the latest film of Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, is an engaging adult drama to be appreciated for its mood, storytelling, … Continue reading

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The Cakemaker (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A baker and his lover’s wife

Israeli-German film “The Cakemaker” is a sensitive and tentative drama which engages us via the quietly nervous and uncertain situation between its two different main characters. As watching them slowly approaching to each other step by step, we come to … Continue reading

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One of Us (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Out of their insular community

Netflix documentary film “One of Us” looks closely into one insular religious community in New York City, and what it shows us is not so pretty at all. Here are three individuals who simply did not conform to the rigid … Continue reading

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Keep Quiet (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The repentance of an anti-semite Jewish Hungarian

Joseph Martin and Sam Blair’s documentary film “Keep Quiet” presents one extraordinary human story. Here is a man who has tried to reach for repentance and redemption since he confronted a hidden truth which shattered what he had fervently espoused … Continue reading

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Menashe (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A slice of Hasidic life from Brooklyn

Sometimes movies can transport you to worlds unfamiliar to us, and “Menashe”, which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year and was recently screened at the Jeonju International Film Festival, is one of such cases. While … Continue reading

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