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Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Being Jane

HBO documentary film “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” is a compelling examination of the life and carrier of Jane Fonda, a famous movie star who has also been an outspoken activist for many years. As she frankly recounts about her … Continue reading

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her genius behind her beauty

To be frank with you, I did not know much about Hedy Lamarr and her overlooked contribution before coming to learn about her significant invention a few years ago. While she was one of the most prominent Hollywood actresses during … Continue reading

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The Running Actress (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s hard out here for an actress…

First, let me talk a bit about Moon So-ri, who has been one of the most prominent movie actresses in South Korea during last two decades. After drawing the attention of South Korean audiences in Lee Chang-dong’s “Peppermint Candy” (2000), … Continue reading

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La La Land (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Lively, Colorful, and Sweet

Lively, colorful, and sweet, “La La Land” tries old and new things together to entertain us. While clearly influenced by numerous classic musical films such as “An American in Paris” (1951) and “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), the movie is … Continue reading

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Bergman in her own view

You cannot help but admire the life and career of Ingrid Bergman, one of the greatest actresses representing the Golden Age of Hollywood. Although she came to Hollywood as a young unknown newcomer from Sweden, she quickly rose to stardom, … Continue reading

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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Life imitating Art – or Art imitating Life

 Life and art playfully intersect with each other in “Clouds of Sils Maria”, an intriguing drama about an aging star actress who happens to find herself in an ironic turning point in her career. As she finds herself in the … Continue reading

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The Congress (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Anything is possible – but nothing sticks much

 “The Congress” is an offbeat juxtaposition of two different stories which do not work together well in one film. One is a sly satire on Hollywood business which also has a thought-provoking premise involved with the rapid development of current … Continue reading

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