Tag Archives: Politics

Broken City (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : It’s a corrupted city – no surprise

One of the usual symptoms of being a seasoned movie addict is that you sometimes make a certain list in your mind before you appreciate genre films. The list consists of many genre conventions and clichés you may have heard … 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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Primary Colors (1998) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A story of one fun political ride

When I watched “The Ides of March” (2011) early in this year, it took me back to my memories with Mike Nichols’ “Primary Colors” (1998), which already told us almost everything the former wanted to tell. When I watched it … Continue reading

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The Ides of March (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Idealism has no place in politics

One main weak spot of George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” is that its sharp message is hardly regarded as cynical in our days. It is virtually impossible for everyone to remain clean in the mud field called politics, and … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady (2011) ☆☆(2/4) : Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher – and what else?

I remember the bland biographies of famous historical figures I read from time to time during my innocent childhood. Written for inspiring young elementary school kids like me, they were usually packaged together and then sold to the good-intentioned parents … Continue reading

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