Tag Archives: Romance

Radiance (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Another gentle, meditative work from Naomi Kawase

To be frank with you, Naomi Kawase’s works have been an acquired taste to me. Although I admired the serene atmosphere of “The Mourning Forest” (2007), I felt impatient at times during my viewing, and I doubt whether I will … Continue reading

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On Body and Soul (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unusual romance tale from Hungary

While it is your average workplace romance tale, Hungarian film “On Body and Soul” draws our attention through its unusual setting at first. Here are two different people who happen to be connected with each other via a rather preposterous … Continue reading

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Our Souls at Night (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Redford and Fonda in a twilight romance tale

“Our Souls at Night” is your typical twilight romance tale with a touch of class. While its drama is predictable to the core, the movie is filled with enough warmth and sensitivity to engage us, and it surely helps that … Continue reading

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Columbus (2017) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Of Architecture and Romance

During the two weeks of April 2010, I went around here and there in Chicago for getting to know more of the city, and one particular thing I still vividly remember is the various architectural styles observed from numerous buildings … Continue reading

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The Big Sick (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): While she is in coma…

Not only smart and thoughtful but also funny and heartfelt, “The Big Sick” brings some fresh air to its genre. Yes, it is basically another story of two different people getting romantically involved with each other, but this small but … Continue reading

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Tramps (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Looking for a briefcase

As a little film about two young strangers who happen to get involved with each other, “Tramps” seems pretty conventional at first, but then it turns out to be a little more distinctive than expected. Although I must confess that … Continue reading

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Blue Jay (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): When they meet again

The premise of “Blue Jay” is quite simple. Two people happen to meet each other, and their old feelings are gradually revived as they talk more with each other. While the movie mainly consists of their private conversation scenes, its … Continue reading

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