Tag Archives: Real-life figure

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her genius behind her beauty

To be frank with you, I did not know much about Hedy Lamarr and her overlooked contribution before coming to learn about her significant invention a few years ago. While she was one of the most prominent Hollywood actresses during … Continue reading

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): On his talent and inspiration

Documentary film “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” was a rather curious experience for me. Although I am not a big fan of Ryuichi Sakamoto and I actually winced during some of his several musical experiment scenes in the documentary, I came to … Continue reading

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Stronger (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Stumbling and struggling toward recovery

Based on an inspiring real-life story, “Stronger” wants to engage you and then touch you, and it did its job mostly well although it sometimes stumbles as much as its ordinary hero. While some parts in the movie feel artificial … Continue reading

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Dangal (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two wrestler girls pushed by their father

Indian film “Dangal”, which is belatedly released here in South Korea during last weekend, is a conventional sports drama which turns out to be better than I thought. Although there are numerous clichéd moments here and there in the film, … Continue reading

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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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