Tag Archives: Artist

Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Diva of the Century

Documentary film “Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words” attempts to present the glimpses of humanity and personality from Maria Callas, one of the most extraordinary opera singers in the 20th century. Mainly consisting of various archival photographs and footage … Continue reading

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Never Look Away (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sprawling epic period drama

German film “Never Look Away”, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar early in this year, is a sprawling epic period drama about one young man struggling to find his own artistic voice during the most tumultuous part … Continue reading

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Van Gogh’s last few years

Julian Schnabel’s latest film “At Eternity’s Gate” looks around the last few years of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), who was surely one of the greatest painters in the 19th Europe but unfortunately did not receive much attention during his rather … Continue reading

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Final Portrait (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An erratic artist and his frustrated model

“Final Portrait” reminds me that some of great artists are difficult people to hang around with. Focusing on a long, problematic artistic process between an artist of undeniable genius and a man who admires him but becomes increasingly frustrated with … Continue reading

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Let the Sunshine In (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she searches for love

Life can be pretty disappointing especially when you are looking for someone to love you, and French film “Let the Sunshine In” examines that undeniable fact of life with considerable amount of humor, intelligence, and sensitivity. Closely observing the ups … Continue reading

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Loving Vincent (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An impressionistic animation film a la Van Gogh

Animation feature film “Loving Vincent” gave me one of the most colorful experiences of this year. Vividly and authentically recreating that recognizable oil painting style of Vincent van Gogh, the film puts us right into its stylish world filled with … Continue reading

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Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Gaga the entertainer

Although I do not know much about Lady Gaga, I found that Netflix documentary film “Gaga: Five Foot Two” is an interesting behind-the-scenes documentary about one of the most popular entertainers in the world at present. Although I was a … Continue reading

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