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France (2021) ☆☆(2/4): An inane satire on media and journalism

Bruno Dumont’s latest film “France” works best whenever the camera focuses on its leading actress’ undeniably beautiful face. I must point out that the movie itself is limp and hollow as a satire on media and journalism, but its leading … Continue reading

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The Dissident (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Behind the assassination of one Saudi Arabian journalist

Documentary film “The Dissident” will alternatively chill and infuriate you for good reasons. While going into the details on the shocking death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, the documentary also gives us the alarming presentation of how the … Continue reading

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A couple of losers still stuck together

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is a jumbled mess which is alternatively silly and disappointing. While there still is what made “Venom” (2018) work to some degree, the movie frequently falters as hurriedly pushing its story and characters to the … Continue reading

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Venom (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A couple of losers

These days, some superhero movies are fairly good enough to entertain you for a while, but others are mostly bad enough to be forgotten sooner or later. While we had some notable highlights including “Wonder Woman” (2017) and “Black Panther” … Continue reading

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Collective (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sobering Romanian documentary on massive systemic corruption

Romanian documentary film “Collective”, which was nominated for Best Documentary Oscar as well as Best International Film Oscar early in this month, is often sobering in its phlegmatic but angry chronicle of outrage and frustration toward alarming systemic corruption. It … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Silence (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A journalist who cared about his country

Showtime documentary film “Kingdom of Silence” glimpses into the life and career of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose brutal murder at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul, Turkey shocked many of us in October 2018. Mainly revolving around the … Continue reading

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Mr. Jones (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The price of reporting a truth

Agnieszka Holland’s new film “Mr. Jones” is an earnest period drama about a young reporter who struggled to maintain his professional integrity after coming to learn of a terrible injustice behind the Soviet Union government in the 1930s. While it … Continue reading

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The Glorias (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Viewed through her four different selves

Julie Taymor’s new film “The Glorias” explores the life and career of Gloria Steinem, one of the famous figures in the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although the overall result occasionally feels sketchy and overlong … Continue reading

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The Journalist (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A journalist against the power that be

Japanese film “The Journalist” steadily and diligently follows the lonely struggle of one determined female journalist and a government official who may help her more than he is willing to do. Although it is mostly fictional, the movie is still … Continue reading

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Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Following the career of Mike Wallace

Documentary film “Mike Wallace Is Here” attempts to presents the overview of the career of Mike Wallace, who was one of the most prominent TV journalists in US for many years before his death in 2012. Instead of merely depending … Continue reading

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