Tag Archives: Cold War

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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Cold War (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Scenes from a Cold War romance

“Cold War”, which was recently selected as the Polish entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 2019 Academy Awards, is a somber but mesmerizing film about two different people pushing and pulling each other in their sporadic but … Continue reading

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Atomic Blonde (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Brutal, Bruised, and Beautiful

“Atomic Blonde” is a gritty but stylish action film impressing us a lot with its colorful personality and bruised beauty. As the movie confidently moves from one narrative point to another along with its feisty, resourceful spy heroine, we are … Continue reading

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Red Army (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The rise and fall of Soviet ice hockey

Simultaneously amusing and compelling, documentary film “Red Army” tells us a dramatic story about the rise and fall of Soviet ice hockey. Mainly through some of its best players, the documentary looks around their best and worst times during the Cold … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): So they come to work together…

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” shows some potentials for better things to come, but, though it is not wholly without entertainment, it ultimately fizzles in the end due to its mediocre plot and weak characterization. The whole movie feels like being … Continue reading

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Bridge of Spies (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The Lawyer Who Came into the Cold

Steven Spielberg’s new film “Bridge of Spies” is a compelling Cold War story deftly balancing itself between several different factors just like its no-nonsense lawyer hero who came into the Cold. Although it can be said that the movie is … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A low-key 3D job during the Cold war era

 In John le Carré’s novels, you will not find any glamor or fancy gadget you have seen in James Bond stories. The spies in his novels are more or less than public servants in shadows. They tentatively move around their … Continue reading

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