Tag Archives: Romance

Paris the 13th District (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Sex and Love in the city

Jacques Audiard’s latest film “Paris the 13th District” is a little romantic comedy film which lightly rolls from one point to another along with its several young characters. While the overall result is relatively milder compared to the gritty realistic … Continue reading

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7 Days (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Matched and then stuck together

“7 Days”, which won the Best First Feature award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards a few months ago, is a lightweight human comedy about two very different people matched and then stuck together for several days. As one of … Continue reading

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Crush (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A likable high school queer comedy film

“Crush” reminds me of how things seem to have changed these days. As a mainstream American high school queer comedy film, it proudly and cheerfully depicts its main characters’ sexuality without any shame or hesitation, and I appreciate that a … Continue reading

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Firebird (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Their forbidden romance during that grim period

“Firebird” is an old-fashioned tale of two gay lovers limited and suffocated by the grim oppression of their society. While it does not bring anything particular new to its genre territory unlike many notable predecessors such as “Brokeback Mountain” (2005), … Continue reading

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The Lost City (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A novelist’s unexpected adventure

“The Lost City” gives us as much as we expected from its trailer. Clearly influenced by Robert Zemeckis’ “Romancing the Stone” (1984), the movie tries a little comic adventure tale while playing a bit with its genre conventions, and the … Continue reading

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All the Old Knives (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One treacherous dinner between them

“All the Old Knives”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best whenever it revolves around the increasingly uneasy interactions between its two main characters. Both of them need to be discreet as much as possible because … Continue reading

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Metal Lords (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It doesn’t rock that much

Netflix film “Metal Lords”, which was released a few days ago, often feels to me like watching too much of myself. No, I am not a heavy metal music fan at all, but one of my acquaintances recently advised me … Continue reading

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Moonshot (2022) ☆☆(2/4): As they’re heading to Mars

My demand is not that high when I watch any film which happens to draw my interest, but “Moonshot”, which was released on HBO Max in last week, let me down in more than one way. As a romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): But he wants to see it with her right now….

Great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman once said that human face is the most fascinating subject possible for the camera. That is what came to my mind while I was watching Finnish film “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to … Continue reading

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The August Virgin (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Her August in Madrid

Spanish film “The August Virgin”, which happens to be released in South Korean theaters in this week, simply strolls along with its heroine during her summer stay in Madrid, Spain. While it works to some degree as a likable character … Continue reading

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