Tag Archives: Romance

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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Song to Song (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Moment to Moment

Terrence Malick’s latest work “Song to Song” will surely confound many of you for good reasons. Like any other films by Malick, it reaches for something sublime and transcendent as gliding along a series of beautiful stream-of-consciousness moments, but it … Continue reading

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Frantz (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Secrets, Lies, and Life

Sometimes lie is less inconvenient than truth, and François Ozon’s new movie “Frantz” presents that tricky fact of life via its somber period melodrama. Although it is not wholly successful in making its points especially during the second half and … Continue reading

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