Tag Archives: Romance

Moonlit Winter (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A letter from her first love

South Korean film “Moonlit Winter” reminds me that it is always more compelling to observe star-crossed lovers in agony and restraint. Here are two very unhappy women who have quietly yearned for each other since they were separated from each … Continue reading

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Maurice (1987) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sumptuous queer period drama

James Ivory’s 1987 film “Maurice”, which happens to be released in South Korean in this week, is a sumptuous queer period drama to be admired and appreciated. Based on the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, the … Continue reading

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Weathering with You (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Rain, Rain, Rain…

I think I am a little too grounded in reality to enjoy Japanese animation film “Weathering with You”, which was recently selected as the Japanese entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in this year. While it surely looks fantastic … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Moon (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A solid directorial debut by Alex Wolff

“The Cat and the Moon” is your typical coming-of-age drama about a troubled adolescent hero wandering and struggling a lot in his unstable life, but it is a bit better than I expected. Sure, there are some rough spots here … Continue reading

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Blinded by the Light (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When he discovers Bruce Springsteen

“Blinded by the Light” is a familiar but enjoyable feel-good movie driven by a number of songs from Bruce Springsteen. I must confess that I do not know much about the music of Springsteen besides his haunting Oscar-winning song for … Continue reading

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Crazy Romance (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Very ordinary to say the least

To my disappointment, South Korean romantic comedy film “Crazy Romance”, whose original title is “The Most Ordinary Romance”, turns out to be very ordinary while not bringing anything particular new to its genre territory. Although it is not entirely without … Continue reading

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Transit (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An anachronistic period drama by Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold’s new film “Transit” is interesting to watch for a number of reasons. While initially intriguing us with its deliberately anachronistic period background, the movie gradually draws us into its melancholic human drama around one desperate guy, and we … Continue reading

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