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Their Finest (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Making a propaganda film during the World War II

In 2017, no less than three movies associated with the Battle of Dunkirk came out. While Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (2017) intensely focused on the battle itself, Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” (2017) observed the urgent political situation in Britain around that … Continue reading

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Varda by Agnès (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her last words

I wish I had encountered the works of Agnès Varda earlier. During that wild period when I relentlessly devoured many works of various great filmmakers as your average young cinephile, I somehow missed many of her notable films except “Cléo … Continue reading

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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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