Monthly Archives: September 2019

Amazing Grace (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Amazing indeed

“Amazing Grace”, a music documentary film which was shot by Sydney Pollack in 1972 but then had been kept in vault for more than 40 years due to not only technical problems but also legal issues, is amazing indeed. Even … Continue reading

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Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The untold origin story behind “Alien”

Documentary film “Memory: The Origins of Alien” gives us a close look into how “Alien” (1979) was conceived and then produced step by step. If you are already quite familiar with the long production history behind this great science fiction … Continue reading

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Untouchable (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein

Hulu documentary film “Untouchable”, which was released in South Korean theaters yesterday, gives us an overview on the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein, who was one of the most powerful movie producers in Hollywood before accused of a number … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): As an era is being over

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, the ninth work of Quentin Tarantino, wants to be a leisurely nostalgic tale about a bygone era of Hollywood, and I appreciate that to some degree, but I often could not help but feel … Continue reading

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Under the Silver Lake (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A messy and insipid neo-noir piece

David Robert Mitchell’s second feature film “Under the Silver Lake” bored me a lot. While I surely understand that it tries be a quirky neo-noir film as juggling so many different things together during its 139-minute running time, this messy … Continue reading

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The Third Wife (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A calm, sensuous period drama set in Vietnam

Vietnamese period drama film “The Third Wife” is a calm, sensuous experience to be savored for good reasons. Set in a rural region of Vietnam around the late 19th century, the movie gives us a detached but vivid look into … Continue reading

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Diamantino (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A whimsical mixed bag

Portuguese film “Diamantino”, which won the Grand Prize when it was shown in the International Critics’ Week section at the Cannes Film Festival early in this year, is a whimsical mixed bag which will alternatively baffle and amuse you. Although … Continue reading

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