Tag Archives: Terminal Illness

Frankie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): One day of a dying actress and others around her

Ira Sachs’s new film “Frankie” leisurely strolls along with its main characters, and I enjoyed that. Although the overall result is rather mild and aimless at times, the movie steadily generates small intimate moments among its main characters, and it … Continue reading

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The Farewell (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A bittersweet Chinese family story

As an Asian audience, I knowingly smiled as watching the heroine of “The Farewell” coming inside her dear grandmother’s residence full of their family members. When I was young, I and my family routinely visited the house of my mother’s … Continue reading

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Diane (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she takes care of others

“Diane”, which won three awards including the one for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival in last year and was recently shown at the Jeonju International Film Festival in this week, is a little character drama about one … Continue reading

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Paddleton (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two close friends facing mortality

“Paddleton”, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in last month and then released on Netflix on this Friday, is a little character drama about two close friends suddenly facing mortality and then trying to deal with it. … Continue reading

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It’s Only the End of the World (2016) ☆☆(2/4): It’s only the end of his life….

The characters in “It’s Only the End of the World” talk a lot throughout the film, but their words signify nothing but sound and fury as they go through one miserable day together. Maybe that is its whole point, but … Continue reading

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Freeheld (2015) ☆☆(2/4): A mediocre drama based on one real-life love story

If “Freeheld” had been made around 20 years ago, it would have looked a bit better and bolder as a movie willing to tell a story about sexual minority people and their equal rights. While its story is based one … Continue reading

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Last Cab to Darwin (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An old cab driver’s last journey

Believe or not, the story of Australian film “Last Cab to Darwin” was really inspired by a real-life story associated with the first legalization of euthanasia in the world. In 1995, euthanasia was legalized in the Northern Territory of Australia, … Continue reading

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