Tag Archives: Romance

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An intimate female drama by Martin Scorsese (No kidding)

“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” occupies a curiously odd spot in Martin Scorsese’s legendary filmmaking career. While sandwiched right between “Mean Streets” (1973) and “Taxi Driver” (1976), this little film is quite different from either of his two gritty urban … Continue reading

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Fragrance of the First Flower (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Still attracted to each other

Taiwanese film “Fragrance of the First Flower” is a familiar but engaging melodrama about two women who still cannot help but attracted to each other despite several years of separation between them. As alternating between their past and present, the … Continue reading

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): She simply wants him…

Netflix film “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, which was released early in this month, is more sensitive and thoughtful than you might expect. Based on that famous classic novel of the same name by D. H. Lawrence, the movie surely provides enough … Continue reading

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When Winter Comes (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A bus driver still not through with his past

South Korean independent film “When Winter Comes” is about one plain guy still not through with his past. Leisurely moving from one episodic moment to another, the movie gradually develops his quiet emotional struggle along the story, and that is … Continue reading

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Compartment No. 6 (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her accidental travel companion

“Compartment No. 6”, which was selected as the Finnish submission for Best International Film Oscar in last year, is a modest but intimate character drama between two accidental travel companions. They are quite different from each other in many aspects, … Continue reading

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Bones and All (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Love and Cannibalism

Luca Guadagnino’s latest film “Bones and All” is an odd mix of two very different things which somehow work together fairy well despite lots of disparity between them. On one hand, we have a gory and disturbing coming-of-age tale associated … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Lover (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Messy and Lonely

South Korean independent film “Nobody’s Lover” is about one adolescent girl who is often lonely and desperate in her messy private life. While you may shake your head more than once due to her several unwise choices along the story, … Continue reading

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Falling for Christmas (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An average Christmas product from Netflix

I am old enough to remember how Lindsay Lohan was a promising actress around the early 2000s. After “Mean Girls” (2004), it looked like she was ready to move onto the next step of her burgeoning acting career as shown … Continue reading

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Falling for Figaro (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Following her dream

“Falling for Figaro” is a mild and pleasant comedy film which will probably not leave much impression on you when it is over. While it is buoyed a lot by the charming natural presence of its lead actress, it is … Continue reading

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Ticket to Paradise (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Clooney and Roberts still have it, though

“Ticket to Paradise” made me a bit nostalgic during my viewing due to its two charismatic lead performers. Although more than 20 years have passed since they rose as major Hollywood star performers, George Clooney and Julia Roberts still shine … Continue reading

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