Tag Archives: Real-life figure

Dolemite Is My Name (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Eddie Murphy back in his element

“Dolemite Is My Name”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, is a lively and cheerful biographical comedy film which delighted and entertained me a lot. As a sort of cross between Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood” (1994) and Mario … Continue reading

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The King (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): To be a king

Don’t expect romance or eloquence from David Michôd’s new film “The King”, which is released in South Korea this week before its upcoming online release on November 1st. This is a solemn and brooding reinterpretation of a series of plays … Continue reading

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Tell Me Who I Am (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Forgotten and then remembered

There are several unforgettable moments in Netflix documentary “Tell Me Who I Am”, which revolves around the past forgotten and then remembered two twin brothers. While it simply observes and listens to its two human subjects, their sense of loss … Continue reading

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The Laundromat (2019) ☆☆(2/4): How they laundered money

Steven Soderbergh’s new film “The Laundromat”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, does not inform me much beyond what I learned a bit from a number of newspaper articles on the Panama Papers, a massive amount of leaked … Continue reading

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Maiden (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Sailing Away

Documentary film “Maiden” presents a fascinating real-life story about a group of brave and strong women who attempted to show the world that girls can do anything. Although they naturally faced many troubles and obstacles including sexism from the very … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Morrison on her life and career

I must confess that the works of Toni Morrison, a great African American female author who sadly passed away two months ago, have been a glaring blind spot in my reading list. Although I came to know a bit about … Continue reading

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The Traitor (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An Honorable Traitor

“The Traitor”, which was recently selected as the Italian entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar, is a sprawling crime drama film which is not wholly successful in its ambitious but flawed narrative. While occasionally fascinating us with its compelling … Continue reading

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