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The Lure (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A Polish musical film with two man-eating mermaids

Deliberately weird and whimsical, Polish musical movie “The Lure” is destined to be a cult film. While it provides several lively musical sequences to delight you, it is also a dark horror melodrama about two beautiful but lethal mermaids, and … 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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La La Land (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Lively, Colorful, and Sweet

Lively, colorful, and sweet, “La La Land” tries old and new things together to entertain us. While clearly influenced by numerous classic musical films such as “An American in Paris” (1951) and “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), the movie is … 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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The Triplets Of Belleville (2003) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Meet Sylvain Chomet

While I was aware of its presence as it came out in 2003 and then was nominated for Best Animation Feature Film Oscar in the next year, I only came to watch Sylvain Chomet’s first animation feature film “The Triplets … Continue reading

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Miles Ahead (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Miles before moving ahead

Shortly after the screening of “Miles Ahead” during this Saturday afternoon, I happened to have a brief conversation with one of the audiences. He pointed out how the movie was not so different from another recent jazz musician biography film … Continue reading

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Born to Be Blue (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Improvised from Chet Baker’s bluesy bottom

As a music drama loosely inspired by Chet Baker’s life, “Born to be Blue” tries a little different thing. While mainly focusing on a melancholic late period of this legendary American jazz musician’s life, it freely mixes reality and fiction … Continue reading

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