Tag Archives: Musician

Hearts Beat Loud (2018) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Father and daughter’s band

“Hearts Beat Loud” is a mildly charming music drama movie which plays familiar notes while not bringing anything particularly new to its genre territory. Although it is often middling as being hampered by its predictable storytelling and thin characterization, its … Continue reading

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A Star Is Born (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s old-fashioned indeed – but it still works

“A Star Is Born” is your typical old-fashioned show business melodrama which is quite familiar to the bone. A successful male star entertainer comes across an unknown girl with talent and potential, and then they fall in love each other … Continue reading

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Quincy (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He’s still keeping on

Netflix documentary film “Quincy” broadly looks around Quincy Jones’ numerous achievements, and it is hard not to be impressed by how much this legendary musician achieved during last six decades. As shown at the end of the documentary, he produced … Continue reading

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Whitney (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The life and career of Whitney Houston

Documentary film “Whitney” gives us a close look at the life and career of Whitney Houston, a famous singer who has been remembered for not only her meteoric rise but also the following downward spiral of which she could never … Continue reading

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): On his talent and inspiration

Documentary film “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” was a rather curious experience for me. Although I am not a big fan of Ryuichi Sakamoto and I actually winced during some of his several musical experiment scenes in the documentary, I came to … Continue reading

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The Polka King (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy American tale of greed and delusion

Based on a fascinating real-life criminal case, “The Polka King”, which is currently available on Netflix, tells us a goofy American tale of greed and delusion. Here is a nice guy who simply wanted to achieve his success as trying … Continue reading

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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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