Tag Archives: Romance

Let the Sunshine In (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she searches for love

Life can be pretty disappointing especially when you are looking for someone to love you, and French film “Let the Sunshine In” examines that undeniable fact of life with considerable amount of humor, intelligence, and sensitivity. Closely observing the ups … Continue reading

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Seoul Searching (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their summer camp in South Korea, 1986

I hate summer camp. That is what initially came to my mind during my viewing of “Seoul Searching”, which is about one eventful summer camp in South Korea, 1986. The movie initially made me wince as evoking my dreadful personal … Continue reading

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Set It Up (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): How they distract their bosses

“Set It Up”, which is currently available on Netflix, is a conventional romantic comedy with some fun stuffs to enjoy. Again, we are served with two different characters who pull and push each other until they come to realize they … 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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God’s Own Country (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unadorned gay romance in countryside

As watching “God’s Own Country”, I thought about how much we have been accustomed to queer movies since “Brokeback Mountain” (2005) came out. After the considerable critical and financial success of that haunting gay romance drama, there came many other … Continue reading

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Phantom Thread (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Elegant disruption

Precisely elegant and subtly intense, Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film “Phantom Thread” is a mesmerizing period chamber drama which draws our attention with its delicate and sumptuous moments at first and then unnerves us with dark psychological undercurrents beneath them. … Continue reading

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Wonder Wheel (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A colorful misfire from Woody Allen

Woody Allen’s new film “Wonder Wheel” is one of his most visually gorgeous works during recent years. Filled with colorful period atmosphere right from its very first shot, the movie provides a number of beautiful visual moments, and its first-rate … Continue reading

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