Tag Archives: Romance

In the Aisles (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dryly humorous human drama at supermarket

German film “In the Aisles”, which was released here in South Korea in last November but somehow eluded me around that time, is a dryly humorous human drama to be savored for the sweetness and poignancy behind its deadpan attitude. … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Romantic? (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Isn’t it typical?

“Isn’t It Romantic?”, which was theatrically released in US in last month and then was released by Netflix outside US on last Thursday, is fairly watchable, but it is not as fresh as intended. While it initially seems to have … Continue reading

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The Breaker Upperers (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A couple of break-up professionals

New Zealand comedy film “The Breaker Upperers”, which was recently released on Netflix, cheerfully bounces along with its two female main characters as generating many quirky and funny moments during its short running time (90 minutes). Although it drags a … Continue reading

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As their love abides

Barry Jenkins’ latest film “If Beale Street Could Talk” warmly starts with its two main characters spending time together outside. Even before one of them talks to us about how much they are in love with each other, their mutual … Continue reading

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Blaze (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Inside Blaze Foley

Ethan Hawke’s “Blaze” is as melancholic and poignant as you can expect from a movie based on the life and career of a rather obscure real-life country musician. While thankfully free of genre conventions and clichés, the movie freely rolls … Continue reading

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Lizzie (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): What if she did it with her housemaid

Around two years ago, I happened to come across a magazine article on Lizzie Borden and that infamous real-life murder case involved with her. Because I vaguely knew about her notoriety, I read that article with considerable fascination, and I … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Gun (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An old man living through bank robbery

“The Old Man and the Gun” is a little offbeat film which leisurely takes its time along with its aging criminal hero for its laid-back fun. Mainly working as a quirky and amusing character study, the movie gives us a … Continue reading

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