Tag Archives: Music

Coco (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A lovely Mexican fantasy tale from Pixar

Alternatively enchanting and moving, “Coco” is another lovely work from Pixar Animation Studios. Right from its very first scene, I was instantly charmed by its colorful style and vibrant spirit, and that was just the beginning of more things to … Continue reading

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Song to Song (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Moment to Moment

Terrence Malick’s latest work “Song to Song” will surely confound many of you for good reasons. Like any other films by Malick, it reaches for something sublime and transcendent as gliding along a series of beautiful stream-of-consciousness moments, but it … Continue reading

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Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The final tour evening

Let me get this straight to you first. While I have heard about Justin Timberlake or NSYNC a few times since his first solo album “Justified” was released in 2002, I have been rather more familiar with his acting career … Continue reading

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La famille Bélier (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Her family cannot hear her singing…

French film “La famille Bélier”, also known as “The Bélier Family”, is a mild crowd-pleaser which will give you as much as you can guess from its synopsis. Here, we have a young adolescent girl who happens to discover her … Continue reading

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Beyond the Lights (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A Star is Reborn

“Beyond the Lights” gave me two things to remember. First, while reminding me again of my serious lack of knowledge on pop songs, it enlightened me a bit on Nina Simone, an African American singer I was not so familiar … Continue reading

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Whiplash (2014) ☆☆☆☆(4/4) : Driven and played with blood, tear, and sweat

 Intense and stupefying as mercilessly and powerfully playing our heart like those poor drums on the screen, “Whiplash” knocks us out with its tremendous energy coming from the tumultuous battle of two clashing will powers which is not only unpredictable … Continue reading

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We Are the Best! (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Not the best, actually

 First, let me talk about how I was not so entertained during the first viewing of Swedish film “We Are the Best!”. While it was interesting to hear a number of Swedish punk rock songs on the soundtrack, they did … Continue reading

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