Tag Archives: Actress

Frankie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): One day of a dying actress and others around her

Ira Sachs’s new film “Frankie” leisurely strolls along with its main characters, and I enjoyed that. Although the overall result is rather mild and aimless at times, the movie steadily generates small intimate moments among its main characters, and it … Continue reading

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Chained for Life (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Beauty and her disfigured co-star

“Chained for Life” is an odd, amusing comedy film which cheerfully dances around its interesting subjects as generating a number of thought-provoking moments to be appreciated. Although I was initially a bit baffled about what exactly it intends to do, … Continue reading

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The Truth (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A mildly interesting trial by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest work “The Truth”, his first non-Japenese film which was also the opening film at the Venice International Film Festival of this year, is a mildly interesting drama revolving around an aging self-centered actress and several other characters … Continue reading

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Judy (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Her last hurrah

As many of you know, Judy Garland was a tragically messy and damaged person throughout her life and career. While she quickly rose as a new talented child performer in Hollywood thanks to the enormous success of “The Wizard of … Continue reading

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Marriage Story (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Scenes from a divorce

Noah Baumbach’s latest film “Marriage Story”, which is released in South Korean theaters this week and will be available on Netflix on next Friday, is a sharp and intimate story about one difficult process of divorce. When its two main … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Why they need more women in Hollywood

Documentary film “This Changes Everything”, which is currently being shown as “Woman in Hollywood” in South Korean theaters, attempts to illuminate a longtime gender issue in Hollywood. Although it does not go that far beyond what I have learned on … Continue reading

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Nothing Like a Dame (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Tea with the Dames

British documentary film “Nothing Like a Dame”, which was released in US as “Tea with the Dames” in last year, simply observes whatever is being generated among four old British actresses who have been well-known for their respective acting careers … Continue reading

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): His romance with a fading film star

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” will interest you especially if you are familiar with Gloria Grahame, one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood during the 1940-50s. While appearing in a number of notable classic films such “Crossfire” (1947), … Continue reading

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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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