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Honey Boy (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Memories of his traumatized childhood

Alam Har’el’s first feature film “Honey Boy”, which won the Special Jury Prize when it was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year, looks closely into the painful childhood memories of one troubled young man still struggling … Continue reading

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Love, Antosha (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Remembering Anton Yelchin

As watching documentary film “Love, Antosha”, I could not help but reminded of what a tragic and senseless loss the death of Anton Yelchin was. Since his breakthrough turn in “Hearts in Atlantis” (2001), he steadily advanced to become one … 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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Filmworker (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Serving Kubrick

If you are a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s films like me, you probably know about Leon Vitali, who was initially an actor but then came to assist Kubrick for nearly 20 years till Kubrick’s death. As a guy who … Continue reading

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Listen to Me Marlon (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Brando on Brando

Marlon Brando lived a curious life to amuse and baffle us. While this legendary Hollywood actor gave us a number of great performances to behold and admire, he often seemed to be drifted away with no particular interest in acting, … Continue reading

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The Humbling (2014) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A ‘romance’ before his last act

Like King Lear, the aging hero of “The Humbling” is a character to be played with age and experience. He feels getting old and tired more than ever as he faces the last act of his remaining life, and he … Continue reading

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Birdman (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A quirky backstage comedy of existential crisis

 As a quirky backstage comedy of existential crisis, “Birdman” flies with style while also being grounded in substance. Presenting its interesting story of life and performance in a technically challenging way we have never encountered before, it attempts a risky … Continue reading

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