Tag Archives: Romance

Someone Great (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three young ladies’ eventful day

Netflix film “Someone Great”, which was released a few days ago, is a modestly enjoyable comedy film about one eventful day of three young ladies in New York City. While it is predictable and conventional in many aspects, the movie … Continue reading

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Never Look Away (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sprawling epic period drama

German film “Never Look Away”, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar early in this year, is a sprawling epic period drama about one young man struggling to find his own artistic voice during the most tumultuous part … Continue reading

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Asako I & II (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Between two same but different men

Japanese film “Asako I & II” rubbed me in a wrong way. While I observed its first two acts with mild interest, I was quite baffled and annoyed by its contrived third act which takes a sudden plot turn without … Continue reading

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In the Aisles (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dryly humorous human drama at supermarket

German film “In the Aisles”, which was released here in South Korea in last November but somehow eluded me around that time, is a dryly humorous human drama to be savored for the sweetness and poignancy behind its deadpan attitude. … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Romantic? (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Isn’t it typical?

“Isn’t It Romantic?”, which was theatrically released in US in last month and then was released by Netflix outside US on last Thursday, is fairly watchable, but it is not as fresh as intended. While it initially seems to have … Continue reading

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The Breaker Upperers (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A couple of break-up professionals

New Zealand comedy film “The Breaker Upperers”, which was recently released on Netflix, cheerfully bounces along with its two female main characters as generating many quirky and funny moments during its short running time (90 minutes). Although it drags a … Continue reading

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As their love abides

Barry Jenkins’ latest film “If Beale Street Could Talk” warmly starts with its two main characters spending time together outside. Even before one of them talks to us about how much they are in love with each other, their mutual … Continue reading

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