Tag Archives: Teenager

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Stories that hurt

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is a little creepy horror flick which serves us a number of good scary moments within our expectation. As a sort of hybrid between “Final Destination” (2000) and “Goosebumps” (2015), the movie does … Continue reading

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Share (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): After that night

HBO TV movie “Share”, which was bought by HBO shortly after it was shown at Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is a restrained but undeniably harrowing drama about one adolescent girl whose normal life is suddenly turned upside … Continue reading

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Second Life (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she is running from herself

South Korean independent film “Second Life” is a sad, melancholic story about one young girl desperately running from herself via her constant lies. Although its heroine is not particularly likable to say the least, the movie observes her dishonest behaviors … Continue reading

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Adulthood (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A girl and her con man uncle

South Korean film “Adulthood” is a simple but charming comedy drama to be cherished. Alternatively humorous and sensitive in its low-key comic approach, the movie generates a number of nice intimate scenes to enjoy, and it is also anchored well … Continue reading

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Your Name (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A pretty and sappy body swap romance

Japanese animation film “Your Name” is as pretty and sappy as it can be as a fantasy romance tale. There are a number of beautiful moments to impress you with their colors and details, and then there are also several … Continue reading

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Goosebumps (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): You know what is going to scare you…

Around this Monday, I finished reading “Joyland”, one of Stephen King’s recent novels. While its story revolves around a dark murder mystery involved with one plain but special amusement park in North Carolina, I enjoyed its vivid, affectionate description of … Continue reading

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Stoker (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Uncle Charlie visits home

Although its interesting but flawed story does not make sense at times, Park Chan-wook’s first English-language film “Stoker” is wonderfully tense and creepy enough to hold our attention at least during its running time. Starting from a conventional thriller premise, … Continue reading

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