Tag Archives: Circus

The Greatest Showman (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Schmaltzy but energetic

“The Greatest Showman” is willing to bet almost everything on song and dance as throwing itself into its saccharine show business story which is supposedly inspired by the life and career of P.T. Barnum, an infamous showman known for promoting … Continue reading

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Chocolat (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A pair of different clowns

Inspired by the career of two real-life clowns who were famous around the early 20th century, French film “Chocolat” is an old-fashioned show business melodrama which is a little too rote and predictable at times. It often works whenever it … Continue reading

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Son of Clowns (2016) ☆☆(2/4): Coming back to his circus family

Dear Mr. Evan Kidd Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity for watching your first feature film “Son of Clowns” in advance. As a matter of fact, you are the very first guy who has ever sent me … Continue reading

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Mr. Go (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A gorilla recruited to baseball (no kidding)

Unless there is a more admirable technical achievement in the South Korean Film industry in this year, the special effect in new South Korean film “Mr. Go” deserves all the special effect awards it will receive in the local film … Continue reading

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Their colorful Europe adventure with circus

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” is a fast and funny animation which is also the most enjoyable one in the series. The series is a curious case considering its progress; “Madagascar”(2005) was a mild disappointment with some amusement, and “Madagascar: … Continue reading

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Santa Sangre (1989) ☆☆☆☆(4/4) : He’s his mother’s right arm – and also her left arm

 I have a small childhood memory indirectly associated with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Santa Sangre”(1989). I remember well about how it drew the attention of people when it was introduced in South Korea in 1994. One tagline was simple brutal honesty I … Continue reading

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