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This Changes Everything (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Why they need more women in Hollywood

Documentary film “This Changes Everything”, which is currently being shown as “Woman in Hollywood” in South Korean theaters, attempts to illuminate a longtime gender issue in Hollywood. Although it does not go that far beyond what I have learned on … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): As an era is being over

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, the ninth work of Quentin Tarantino, wants to be a leisurely nostalgic tale about a bygone era of Hollywood, and I appreciate that to some degree, but I often could not help but feel … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar! (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): There is no business like movie business

The Coen brothers have never been boring throughout their long, illustrious career. For instance, after a gripping cold-blooded neo-noir thriller in their terrific debut film “Blood Simple” (1985), they went all the way for cheerful wackiness in “Raising Arizona” (1987), … Continue reading

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Trumbo (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A passable biopic about one legendary Hollywood writer

As a biography film about one legendary Hollywood figure, “Trumbo” looks trivial compared to his larger-than-life status. Here is a man who steadily fought against the injustices inflicted upon himself and his ill-fated colleagues for years while never bending his … Continue reading

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Maps to the Stars (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5) : The Depraved and the Dead

  “Maps to the Stars” is a cold satire about the desperate denizens of Hollywood mired in despair, derangement, and depravity of their superficial life with more bottoms to hit. The movie feels like one of those tabloid articles digging … Continue reading

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Get Shorty (1995) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : He’s well-qualified to be a Hollywood producer

It is a jungle out there in Hollywood, and “Get Shorty” presents the various kinds of animals residing at the lower strata of that jungle through a pungent but cheerful satire about one nutty pre-production process. Almost everyone in the … Continue reading

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