Tag Archives: Romance

Lost in Paris (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A whimsical slapstick comedy set in Paris

French film “Lost in Paris” is a whimsical comedy mainly driven by various amusing moments of slapstick comedy. It surely has its own offbeat charm and the audiences around me frequently giggled during the screening I attended, but the movie … Continue reading

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The Light Between Oceans (2016) ☆☆(2/4): A tepid melodrama between love and guilt

While it is filled with melodramatic elements ready to be utilized, “The Light Between Oceans” feels tame and bland in its frustratingly low-key approach, and it remains inane and tedious even as it doles out several plot turns one by … Continue reading

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Tanna (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A love story on one volcanic tropical island

At first, “Tanna”, one of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominees of this year, strikes us with its exotic tropical world and the tribal communities inside that beautiful world. Shot entirely in the island of Tanna, Vanuatu, the movie … Continue reading

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Allied (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Pitt and Cotillard in old-fashioned World War II movie

“Allied” attempts to be an old-fashioned World War II movie, and I enjoyed it to some degrees. During its first half, it tries a classic wartime romance, and this is mostly successful thanks to its authentic period atmosphere and two … Continue reading

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Your Name (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A pretty and sappy body swap romance

Japanese animation film “Your Name” is as pretty and sappy as it can be as a fantasy romance tale. There are a number of beautiful moments to impress you with their colors and details, and then there are also several … Continue reading

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Southside with You (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): One day of Barack and Michelle in Chicago

“Southside with You” is a small, humble drama about one day experienced by two people who would become one of the most famous couples in the world. I had no idea on how much the movie is close to what … Continue reading

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La La Land (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Lively, Colorful, and Sweet

Lively, colorful, and sweet, “La La Land” tries old and new things together to entertain us. While clearly influenced by numerous classic musical films such as “An American in Paris” (1951) and “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), the movie is … Continue reading

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