Tag Archives: Actor

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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Maps to the Stars (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5) : The Depraved and the Dead

  “Maps to the Stars” is a cold satire about the desperate denizens of Hollywood mired in despair, derangement, and depravity of their superficial life with more bottoms to hit. The movie feels like one of those tabloid articles digging … Continue reading

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Seven Psychopaths (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Screenplay work in criminal process

 “Seven Psychopaths” is about one funny screenplay writing process which is cheerfully juxtaposed with absurd humor and striking violence to shock you and then amuse you. As we follow its convoluted plot, it becomes apparent to us that it is … Continue reading

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Robin Williams 1951 – 2014 R.I.P.

 Not long before I heard the news about Robin Williams’ sudden death, I came across a cardboard advertisement of “License to Wed”(2007), which was somehow placed at my local theater for no apparent reason(this poorly received comedy film silently went … Continue reading

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