Tag Archives: Politician

Our President (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): We miss you, President Roh

South Korean documentary film “Our President” comes to its main audiences at a point which cannot possibly be more appropriate. As the country went through two lousy presidents during last 9 years and then managed to get some possibility of … Continue reading

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All the Way (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): All the way to the Civil Rights – and his re-election

It is always nice to see a good actor finally getting a career boost he deserves, and Bryan Cranston is one of such examples during last 10 years. While this veteran actor has steadily worked for more than 30 years, … Continue reading

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Leviathan (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : A moody, fatalistic social drama from Russia

Reticent and foreboding right from during its first scene, Russian film “Leviathan”, which was recently Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film early in this year, is shrouded in a moody, fatalistic aura of ill fortune. Even when things seem to … Continue reading

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Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Same old dirty city

 Welcome back to Sin City, that dark, seductive noir world where lonely tough guys walk around its mean streets and sexy but lethal ladies are ready to seduce them at its every shady corner with troubles and dangers to come. … Continue reading

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The Unknown Known (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : What can be known from Mr. Rumsfeld?

“There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things … Continue reading

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Lincoln (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A portrait of a saintly and wily politician

 During my childhood, I came across several sets of biographies of the famous historical figures for elementary school/kindergarten children, and Abraham Lincoln’s biography was a sort of obligatory volume in these sets like Jesus’ or Einstein’s was. Except nice illustrations, … Continue reading

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Game Change (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A star is born

 Whatever you think about Sarah Palin, a former Alaska Governor who dramatically rose to her fame during 2008 US presidential election, she has an undeniable star presence which even attracted the attention of her detractors including me. Vividly presenting that … Continue reading

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