Tag Archives: Inventor

Tesla (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An unorthodox failure

Nikola Tesla was indeed an inventor ahead of his time. Although many of numerous things envisioned by him were not realized during his life and he eventually died alone in poverty in 1943, he was surely one of the pioneering … Continue reading

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The Current War (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): AC vs. DC

“The Current War”, which was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in late 2017 but only got released in US around two years later due to several reasons including Harvey Weinstein’s involvement in its production, does not have enough … Continue reading

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Forbidden Dream (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The King and his favorite inventor

South Korean historical drama film “Forbidden Dream” puts its two well-known real-life figures into a sappy old-fashioned bromance tale which did not engage me much. Although I have no problem with its many fictional aspects, the movie is rather flat, … Continue reading

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her genius behind her beauty

To be frank with you, I did not know much about Hedy Lamarr and her overlooked contribution before coming to learn about her significant invention a few years ago. While she was one of the most prominent Hollywood actresses during … Continue reading

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Tim’s Vermeer (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Recreating a Vermeer

 Whenever the camera looks closely at Johannes Vermeer’s paintings in fascinating documentary “Tim’s Vermeer”, you cannot help but marvel at their vivid colors and details – and their verisimilitude which almost approaches to the level of modern photography. This Dutch … Continue reading

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) ☆1/2(1.5/4) : The Unbearable Loudness of Being

 “Transformer: Age of Extinction” should be re-titled as “Transformers: The Unbearable Loudness of Being”. The movie relentlessly pummels us with tons of big explosions and loud noises on the screen during its burdensome 165-minute, and you may be at a … Continue reading

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