Tag Archives: Romance

West Side Story (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An exhilarating musical film by Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s latest film “West Side Story” is an exhilarating musical film which I gladly watched after one particularly exhausting day. I must confess that my physical condition was not that good when I watched the movie during last evening, … Continue reading

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Beats (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A music drama of familiar beats

Netflix film “Beats”, which should not be confused with the acclaimed 2019 British music drama film of the same name, is a conventional hip-hop drama film consisting of beats familiar to the core. While it has some good music worthwhile … Continue reading

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Let It Snow (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A passable winter holiday flick

Netflix film “Let It Snow” is a passable winter holiday flick you can watch just for killing your time at cold winter night. Although it is thoroughly trite and predictable in terms of story and characters, the movie is equipped … Continue reading

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Amélie (2001) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): This charming quirky girl

What a charming comedy film “Amélie” is. Constantly buoyed by its vibrant wit, style, and imagination, this quirky French crowd-pleaser, which is re-released in South Korean theaters in this week, is still lovable and admirable for its numerous funny offbeat … Continue reading

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Nothing Serious (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): No string attached, right?

As your average seasoned moviegoer, I usually find myself getting bored while watching romantic comedy films. Unless they are equipped with enough charm and appeal to hold my attention, many of romantic comedy films do not engage me that much … Continue reading

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Love Affair(s) (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The things they say – and the things they do

French film “Love Affair(s)” is a funny and intelligent comedy about that complicated thing called love. As a bunch of supposedly smart and sensible characters trying to handle their unexpected romances and the accompanying personal complications, the movie busily and … Continue reading

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Perhaps Love (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s complicated among them

South Korean comedy film “Perhaps Love” caught me off guard for several solid moments for laughs and chuckles. Cheerfully hopping among a number of different colorful comic characters, the movie frequently shines with considerable wit and humor, and then it … Continue reading

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Our Midnight (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Their midnight stroll

South Korean independent film “Our Midnight” gives one of the most haunting visual presentations of Seoul I have ever encountered during last several years. Although many of those locations shown in the film are not that familiar to me, they … Continue reading

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All Hands on Deck (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A comic summer story of three different lads

French film “All Hands on Deck”, which received the Honorable Mention FIPRESI Prize when it was shown in the Panorama section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival early in last year, is a small but crisp summer comedy about … Continue reading

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I’m Your Man (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Is he really the one for her?

German science fiction film “I’m Your Man”, which was recently selected as the German entry for Best International Film Oscar, cheerfully and thoughtfully plays with its familiar but endlessly compelling story promise. Although it understandably falters a bit as reaching … Continue reading

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