Tag Archives: Filmmaking

Filmworker (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Serving Kubrick

If you are a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s films like me, you probably know about Leon Vitali, who was initially an actor but then came to assist Kubrick for nearly 20 years till Kubrick’s death. As a guy who … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Wind (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Now here comes his last completed film

I feel rather ambivalent about “The Other Side of the Wind”, Orson Welles’ last completed film which was finally released on Netflix this Friday. While I am not so sure about whether it is as successful as intended, I observed … Continue reading

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They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): On Welles’ last completed film

As many of you know, Orson Welles’ filmmaking career was full of frustrations and disappointments. Although he drew lots of attention when he made his first feature film “Citizen Kane” (1941), it took many years for that film to be … Continue reading

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Shirkers (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): In search of a stolen movie

Netflix documentary film “Shirkers”, which won World Cinema Documentary Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is a vivid, compelling collection of personal memories surrounding one small stolen film. As following a dramatic quest revolving around … Continue reading

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One Cut of the Dead (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Don’t stop shooting!

Japanese film “One Cut of the Dead” combines two least favorite genres of mine and then suddenly throws the mix into a farcical situation which turns out to be a lot more entertaining than it seemed at first. Although I … Continue reading

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Brigsby Bear (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): For his favorite show

As a comedy about a young nerdy man who faces a sudden big change in his life and then attempts to handle that change via what he has been obsessed with for many years, “Brigsby Bear” is as whimsical as … Continue reading

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78/52 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Anatomy of that infamous shower scene

Among many notable works by Alfred Hitchcock, “Psycho” (1960) is one of his greatest works for many good reasons. While he was already regarded as the master of suspense at that time, he wanted to do something different for shocking … Continue reading

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