Tag Archives: Sisters

Mustang (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Five sisters trapped inside their house

They are young and free when we see them at first, and then they suddenly find themselves trapped inside their house turned into a prison for them. “Mustang”, which was recently Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Award, often feels … Continue reading

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Our Little Sister (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Four sisters in a Seaside Town

The characters in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film “Our Little Sister” are always gentle and courteous with lots of smiles except during a few little rocky moments in their mild daily life. This could be pretty mellow or tedious, but the … Continue reading

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The Immigrant (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4): A rich, somber classic melodrama from a bygone era

 Right from its evocative opening shot, “The Immigrant” takes us into the era when many poor, desperate people struggled hard in a world which was not as generous to them as they hoped. They might have some bright hopes about … Continue reading

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Elegant Lies (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Tears within its cool restraint

  South Korean film “Elegant Lies” has a fair share of tears to shed inside its story, but it holds them with admirable restraint while rarely resorting to cheap melodrama overflowing with tears. This is a sad story about how … Continue reading

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August: Osage County (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : An average chocolate box movie

 I have several personal terms/nicknames defining certain types of movies, and one of them is ‘chocolate box movie’. In my definition, chocolate box film is usually packed with a bunch of good actors who respectively have each own scene to … Continue reading

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Frozen (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A familiar recipe with sparkling icing

 Disney animation film “Frozen” is made with usual ingredients which can be expected from Disney animations based on fairy tales, and they have done it well while doing some different things within its conventions. Like other spunky princesses in recent … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A Streetcar Named Delusion

Observing the unstable heroine of Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is akin to looking into a miserable mess beyond repair. While she had already been mired in self-delusion when her world suddenly collapsed, she still remains in that pathetic state even … Continue reading

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