Tag Archives: Newspaper

Chemical Hearts (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His new partner at his school newspaper

“Chemical Hearts”, which was recently released on Amazon Prime, looks plain and predictable at first but then comes to engage us more than expected. Yes, this is another case of troubled adolescent romance, but it distinguishes itself a bit via … 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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The Post (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Standing up for free press

Steven Spielberg’s new film “The Post” looks at one important moment in the American journalism history, which is all the more relevant at present for good reasons. While it is often a little too blatant in delivering its timely social … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): All the Church’s Men

It is always interesting to watch professionals doing their best together. “Spotlight” gives us such an experience like that, and this top-notch journalism drama is calm, concise, comprehensive, and straightforward just like any good investigative article you read from newspapers. … Continue reading

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The Paperboy (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A swampy coming of age story with Southern flavor

Once I discerned that the plot was not very important in Lee Daniels’ lurid Southern melodrama “The Paperboy”, I just observed its nice languid mood decorating its dark, pulpy melodramatic tale. Everything in the movie looks hot and sweaty, and … Continue reading

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