Tag Archives: Actor

Stutz (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet his therapist

Jonah Hill’s Netflix documentary film “Stutz”, which was released a few days ago, is a modest but interesting work to admire. As Hill and his therapist Dr. Phil Stutz are talking and discussing about many personal things besides Dr. Stutz’s … Continue reading

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Sidney (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A respectful tribute to Sidney Poitier

Documentary film “Sidney”, which was released on Apple TV+ in last month, looks into the life and career of late Sidney Poitier, who was one of a few major black Hollywood stars during his prime in the 1950-60s. Although it … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cage goes wild again…

Nicholas Cage has been one of the most interesting actors working in Hollywood during last four decades, and there are good reasons for that. Sure, he appeared a bunch of bad films during several recent years just because of his … Continue reading

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Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They’re back… with lots of IPs

My mind mildly alternated between nostalgia and annoyance while I watched “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers”, which was released on Disney+ on last Friday. Because that old Disney TV animation series of the same name has occupied a small but … Continue reading

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Lucy and Desi (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): On their life and partnership

Amy Poehler’s documentary film “Lucy and Desi”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, is sincere and respectful toward a famous couple behind their groundbreaking American TV sitcom series. While cheerfully examining how exceptional their achievement on TV … Continue reading

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Red Rocket (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A porn actor returns to his hometown

Sean Baker’s new film “Red Rocket” is alternatively amusing and cringe-inducing for good reasons. Here is an incorrigibly sleazy and pathetic dude who is still driven by his hubris and selfishness even while his life is hitting another bottom, and … Continue reading

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Our Midnight (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Their midnight stroll

South Korean independent film “Our Midnight” gives one of the most haunting visual presentations of Seoul I have ever encountered during last several years. Although many of those locations shown in the film are not that familiar to me, they … Continue reading

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A Cop Movie (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): An unconventional Mexican cop documentary

Mexican documentary film “A Cop Movie”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is an interesting piece of work attempting an unconventional approach to its familiar main subject. At first, it seems to be merely following the story of … Continue reading

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Introduction (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A usual exercise by Hong Sang-Soo

South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo’s latest film “Introduction”, which received the Best Screenplay award when it was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival early in this year, is a usual exercise you can expect from Hong. Like many of … Continue reading

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You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): David Arquette rises

I did not know whether I could be merely amused or had to wince a lot as watching documentary film “You Cannot Kill David Arquette”. The documentary often feels so ridiculous and outrageous that I often had serious doubts on … Continue reading

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