What would a homicide detective do if she suspects her husband as the wanted murderer? This is the premise of Flower of Evil, a 2020 South Korean drama series on Netflix.
How could a spy father, an assassin mother, and a telepath child be a “perfect” family if the father and mother do not know each other’s true identity?
Inventing Anna (USA, 2022) is a Netflix mini-series created and produced by Shonda Rhimes and was inspired by Jessica Pressler’s article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” in 2018.
Don’t Look Up (USA, 2021) is a satire that provides a serious socio-political commentary of our current situation. It received mixed reviews by critics as not all satires are appreciated especially when the viewers are not familiar with the original source material.
Casting JonBenet is a 2017 documentary film by Kitty Green about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case in 1996 and the actors’ thoughts about her death and its investigation.
Clannad is a fantasy-drama anime film based on the graphic novel of the same title.
Pee Mak became a vehicle for the director to lampoon about Thai myths and culture even mentioning familiar names in pop culture despite its 19th century era.
The genre is a romantic sci-fi drama with military tone. Set in the mid-90s, the film follows the story of Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa, both child prodigies; and Sayuri Sawatari.
That Thing Called Tadhana is a 2014 Filipino romantic comedy film starring Angelica Panganiban as Mace and JM de Guzman as Anthony. It is one of the most successful independent films of all time.
Leon Lai plays Li Xiao Jun, a naive immigrant from mainland China who desires to make it big in Hong Kong so he could bring his fiance there. Maggie Cheung plays Li Quiao, an enterprising immigrant who takes advantage of helping people from mainland China.
And Then There Were None is a 2015 BBC One miniseries based on the original 1939 novel which was once featured on iFlix.
I stumbled upon this 2014 film on iFlix. Based on a 2006 novel by Frank Turner Hollon, the movie received the “Best of D.C.” award at the D.C. Independent Film Festival.
This is one of the reasons why I prefer watching foreign films than Hollywood. Less effects, just pure story of human character. The movie played on the who’s-smarter-than-who game. And the film played it so well at the end.
It’s 1947, Sherlock Holmes is 93 years old, long-time retired, and living in a rural farm with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her son, Roger.
The film is about Ray Moody’s business, Kidnap Solutions, LLC. It is an 8-hour abduction that provides alternative therapy for his clients. People call him to kidnap them mainly to traumatize them or scare them out of their addiction, weight gain, or whatever personal problem it might be.
After many decades of Archie comics (including the cartoons), it was refreshing to see a new take on the characters. However, if you’re a fan of Archie comics, cartoons, and all of its spin-offs, you may (or may not) like Riverdale.
The film tells the life story of Chiyoko and how she got the key and lost it. It started when, as a teenager, she met a a painter and revolutionary rebel whom she helped escape from the authorities. It was this stranger who gave her that key. They promised each other that they will meet someday. Chiyoko held on that promise and the only way for her to track down the stranger is to become an actress.
The story is a bank robbery gone wrong told backwards, one day at a time. So the narrative started on a Friday, and it referred that the bank robbery happened on a Tuesday.
It gives me the sense of mockumentary that follows a fictional storyline. Yet, it provokes to ask the same question in the premise, “What if Hitler is alive today?”
What I liked in this series was the way the creators humanizes the Royal Family and how they were limited by their stature, their traditions, and their Constitution and laws.
When I saw it on Netflix, I immediately watched it and see for myself why this film was called a sleeper hit.
The sleigh crashes, the reindeers flee, Santa’s hat and the bag of presents are lost, and Santa has until sunrise to distribute the gifts. And he only has two siblings who are not getting along well.