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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Behind Wonder Woman

It is no secret that there are indeed kinky aspects in Wonder Woman, one of the most famous superheroes in the American comic book history. Look at many obviously fetishistic elements such as her famous lasso of truth, and you … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A political satire set in the Soviet era

Some black comedies dare to generate laughs from dark, ghastly subjects, and “The Death of Stalin” is one of such interesting cases. Focusing on the human absurdities and inhuman horrors inside one of the most infamous totalitarian regimes in the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Schmaltzy but energetic

“The Greatest Showman” is willing to bet almost everything on song and dance as throwing itself into its saccharine show business story which is supposedly inspired by the life and career of P.T. Barnum, an infamous showman known for promoting … Continue reading

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Only the Brave (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Against the fires

While thoroughly conventional in many aspects, “Only the Brave” works better than expected. The movie indeed is your typical human drama based on a real-life story, but it is engaging nonetheless thanks to its earnest storytelling and solid performances, and … Continue reading

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The Polka King (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy American tale of greed and delusion

Based on a fascinating real-life criminal case, “The Polka King”, which is currently available on Netflix, tells us a goofy American tale of greed and delusion. Here is a nice guy who simply wanted to achieve his success as trying … Continue reading

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Victoria & Abdul (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Judi Dench still has it

During my viewing of “Victoria & Abdul”, I could not help but think about what a remarkable movie acting career Judi Dench has built during last 23 years. When she played James Bond’s direct boss in “GoldenEye” (1995), she was … Continue reading

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Mrs. Brown (1997) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Queen and her Highlander servant

Although it has been more than 20 years since it came out, “Mrs. Brown” remains as one of better British period drama films made during the 1990s. Inspired by a fascinating human relationship in the life of one of the … Continue reading

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