Tag Archives: Sisters

Invisible Life (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two different sisters, Two separate lives

“Invisible Life”, which was selected as Brazil’s official entry for Best International Film Oscar in last year, is a surprisingly absorbing piece of family melodrama. While the story and characters may feel familiar at first, the movie gradually draws us … Continue reading

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Rachel Getting Married (2008) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As her sister is about to marry

To be frank with you, I usually get bored whenever I attend a wedding ceremony. Usually held at those big halls, weddings in South Korea are pretty much same in terms of routines and procedures, and I must confess that … Continue reading

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Blow the Man Down (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little crime comedy drama in Maine

“Blow the Man Down”, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival early in last year and then was recently released on Amazon Prime Video, is a little crime comedy drama packed with enough local mood and … Continue reading

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Move the Grave (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Four sisters and their little family matter

South Korean independent film “Move the Grave” revolves around four different sisters and their little family matter. As humorously observing the rocky interactions among them, the movie also throws some sharp jabs at the main source of their frustration and … Continue reading

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Little Women (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another home run by Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig’s latest film “Little Women” is as witty, charming, and touching as expected. Based on the famous classic novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, the movie constantly amuses and moves us as busily bouncing around its … Continue reading

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Before You Know It (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): When they encounter their long-lost mother

“Before You Know It” is basically another quirky family comedy drama set in New York City, but it did its job better than expected. While it occasionally goes for silly comic moments, it steadily stays focused on the strained relationship … Continue reading

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Frozen 2 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A watchable sequel with several good things

When Oscar-winning Disney animation film “Frozen” (2013) came out six years ago, I was not as enthusiastic as many other audiences and reviewers, but I did appreciate a number of good things in that unexpectedly popular animation film. Besides its … Continue reading

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Into the Forest (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two sisters isolated in the apocalyptic world

“Into the Forest” is a small but engaging survival drama about two young women who suddenly find themselves isolated in an apocalyptic situation. Although it can be said that the story does not break any new ground in its genre … Continue reading

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Night Comes On (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A young girl seeking vengeance

“Night Comes On”, which won the NEXT Innovator Award at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year, is a quiet and sensitive character drama about one troubled young girl attempting to seek vengeance. While calmly following its heroine’s emotional … Continue reading

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Woman at War (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her comically defiant activism

“Woman at War”, which was selected as the Icelandic entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is a dry black comedy film packed with whimsical touches to delight us. While steadily and seriously maintaining its deadpan attitude … Continue reading

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