Tag Archives: Vacation

Aftersun (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): That summer with her father

There is always some distance between parents and their children, and “Aftersun” sensitively illustrates the growing distance between the father and daughter at the center of its intimate character drama. Nothing much seems to happen on the surface, and they … Continue reading

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Sundown (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He just wants to stay there…

“Sundown” is so adamantly distant and opaque in terms of attitude and narrative that you may find yourself constantly wondering about how it really regards the elusive behaviors of its exasperatingly self-absorbed hero. To be frank with you, I am … Continue reading

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The Lost Daughter (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): What makes this woman tick?

“The Lost Daughter”, which was released on Netflix in US at the very end of last year, is an ambiguously fascinating character study revolving around one woman who seems to have some lasting personal issues behind her seemingly monotonous façade. … Continue reading

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All Hands on Deck (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A comic summer story of three different lads

French film “All Hands on Deck”, which received the Honorable Mention FIPRESI Prize when it was shown in the Panorama section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival early in last year, is a small but crisp summer comedy about … Continue reading

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Force Majeure (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : Trouble in family vacation

Swedish film “Force Majeure”, which is probably the funniest and smartest film I have seen during this month, handles its intimate but edgy drama with wits and elegance to savor and admire. Like many good stories, it presents fully established … Continue reading

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Little White Lies (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A summer vacation without their friend

 French film “Little White Lies” starts its story with a familiar setting. With a bad news hovering over them, they spend some time together as before, but it turns out they have each own problems to deal with besides that … Continue reading

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Weekend Vacation(2014/04/04-06)

                                                                                     With other lab members, I went to a summer house belonging to my adviser professor’s friend. We had a fairly good time there – and I took some photos.

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