Tag Archives: Pianist

Shoot the Piano Player (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A ‘blind’ piano player in trouble

Indian film “Shoot the Piano Player”, which was recently released in South Korea as “The Blind Melody”, is a ridiculously funny black comedy thriller packed with some good laughs and wild twists. Although it is uneven and incoherent at times … Continue reading

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Green Book (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Driving for his black employer

“Green Book”, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival several months ago, is a mild crowd-pleaser film which would probably be more acceptable if it had been made around 30 years ago. While it is … Continue reading

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Grand Piano (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A deadly comeback concert

 While many thriller movies try to play audiences like piano, “Grand Piano” tries to play not only its audiences but also a real piano at the center of its plot. Its premise is preposterous to say the least, but this … Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Behind his sparkling showmanship

“Behind the Candelabra” is as dazzlingly entertaining as its flamboyant entertainer hero who ironically hid himself through the bold, colorful, and sparkling presentation of his personality on the stage. When we see one of Liberace’s stage performances full of glamour … Continue reading

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Touch of the Light (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): His disability is a mere fact to him

 Taiwanese movie “Touch of the Light” is a simple and honest story about two good people getting closer to each other. Considering its subject and the real-life story behind it, it could have been one of those sentimental “the disability … Continue reading

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