Tag Archives: Romance

Blaze (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Inside Blaze Foley

Ethan Hawke’s “Blaze” is as melancholic and poignant as you can expect from a movie based on the life and career of a rather obscure real-life country musician. While thankfully free of genre conventions and clichés, the movie freely rolls … Continue reading

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Lizzie (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): What if she did it with her housemaid

Around two years ago, I happened to come across a magazine article on Lizzie Borden and that infamous real-life murder case involved with her. Because I vaguely knew about her notoriety, I read that article with considerable fascination, and I … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Gun (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An old man living through bank robbery

“The Old Man and the Gun” is a little offbeat film which leisurely takes its time along with its aging criminal hero for its laid-back fun. Mainly working as a quirky and amusing character study, the movie gives us a … Continue reading

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The Seagull (2018) ☆☆(2/4): The flat, disappointing adaptation of a Chekhov play

“The Seagull”, the latest film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, initially made me have some expectation. As watching a bunch of talented performers in the movie, I thought I could be entertained by their presence on the screen at … Continue reading

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After Everything (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their shotgun romance prompted by cancer

“After Everything” is about two different people who happen to have a romantic relationship via sudden illness. When they talk with each other for the first time, something clicks between them, and then they come to closer to each other … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A modern Shakespeare farce to enjoy

Although I have read lots of literature works during last 30 years, I somehow have not been that familiar with those great works of William Shakespeare. Sure, I did read the Korean translation version of “Hamlet” and some other notable … Continue reading

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Puzzle (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Reaching out through puzzle

“Puzzle” is a little likable movie about an accidental change coming into its heroine’s plain domestic life. While she has been quite content with her rather isolated daily life, something draws her attention one day, and that leads to her … Continue reading

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