Tag Archives: Romance

All the Old Knives (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One treacherous dinner between them

“All the Old Knives”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, works best whenever it revolves around the increasingly uneasy interactions between its two main characters. Both of them need to be discreet as much as possible because … Continue reading

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Metal Lords (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It doesn’t rock that much

Netflix film “Metal Lords”, which was released a few days ago, often feels to me like watching too much of myself. No, I am not a heavy metal music fan at all, but one of my acquaintances recently advised me … Continue reading

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Moonshot (2022) ☆☆(2/4): As they’re heading to Mars

My demand is not that high when I watch any film which happens to draw my interest, but “Moonshot”, which was released on HBO Max in last week, let me down in more than one way. As a romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): But he wants to see it with her right now….

Great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman once said that human face is the most fascinating subject possible for the camera. That is what came to my mind while I was watching Finnish film “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to … Continue reading

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The August Virgin (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Her August in Madrid

Spanish film “The August Virgin”, which happens to be released in South Korean theaters in this week, simply strolls along with its heroine during her summer stay in Madrid, Spain. While it works to some degree as a likable character … Continue reading

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Marry Me (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her accidental husband

Right from when I watched its trailer a few months ago, I knew what I would get from “Marry Me”, which was released in South Korean theaters in last week. Like another recent romantic comedy film “I Want You Back” … Continue reading

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I Want You Back (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Your average rom-com product without much surprise

As your average romantic comedy, “I Want You Back”, which is currently available on Amazon Prime, has some comic substance and chemistry, but it does not have much surprise for us. Yes, it is already expected right from the very … Continue reading

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Cyrano (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A mild musical elevated by Dinklage

What an interesting actor Peter Dinklage is. Since his memorable breakthrough turn in “The Station Agent” (2003), this little but undeniably versatile actor has steadily impressed us during last 19 years, and Joe Wright’s new film “Cyrano” reminds us again … Continue reading

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Licorice Pizza (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A charming coming-of-age tale a la Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film “Licorice Pizza”, which recently received 3 Oscar nominations including the one for Best Picture, is his sweetest work since “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002). At first, the movie seems to be just another familiar mix of coming-of-age … Continue reading

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The Worst Person in the World (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Several vivid slices of her ongoing life

Joachim Trier’s new film “The Worst Person in the World” cheerfully and thoughtfully rolls along with its ordinary but unforgettable heroine’s life, and I like that a lot. As observing those small ups and downs in her private life, I … Continue reading

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