Tag Archives: Real-life figure

Marshall (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Young Mr. Marshall

When I watched the trailer of “Marshall” several months ago, I was caught off guard because it looked like the movie did not intend to be your average biographical drama film. Looking quite bold and confident, the movie seemed to … Continue reading

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A United Kingdom (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Respectful but conventional

“A United Kingdom” is a respectful but conventional film about one extraordinary real-life interracial couple. While it surely shows us how courageous and resilient they were as standing together against lots of social/political pressure inflicted upon them, the movie unfortunately … Continue reading

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All the Money in the World (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): All he cares about is money

What a piece of work J. Paul Getty is. While being the richest man in the world, he was also probably the cheapest guy in the world, and Ridley Scott’s new film “All the Money in the World” is compelling … 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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Molly’s Game (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A crackling drama from Sorkin and Chastain

“Molly’s Game” is as talky and snappy as you can expect from a work written by Aaron Sorkin, who makes a directorial debut here in this film. While it surely has numerous lengthy dialogue scenes where its characters talk quite … Continue reading

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The Disaster Artist (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet Tommy Wiseau

“The Disaster Artist” is a wacky comedy film based on one bizarre real-life figure and his nutty filmmaking which led to one of the most awful films in the movie history. Although the movie is often frustratingly vague about who … Continue reading

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Darkest Hour (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Oldman’s Finest Hour

For Winston Churchill, 1940 was one of the most dramatic years in his illustrious life and career. While everything seemed to be over for Britain as Nazi Germany swiftly advanced over the Europe continent during that turbulent and perilous time, … Continue reading

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