Tag Archives: Real-life incident

The Fortress (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The impossible situation in a fortress under siege

There is the accumulating sense of despair hovering over the main characters in South Korean film “The Fortress”. As their stronghold is besieged by their powerful opponent, it is pretty clear to them that there are only two options left … Continue reading

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A Taxi Driver (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A taxi driver and his foreign passenger

South Korean film “A Taxi Driver” drives along a rather predictable route, but it knows well what it has to do for engaging us and then touching us. Although I still think it could be improved in several aspects, the … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon (2016) ☆☆(2/4): Lots of mud, water, oil, and fire

When I heard the news about the explosion on Deepwater Horizon for the first time, I was about to begin the first day of the 2010 Eberfest along with my critic friends and acquaintances. I thought it was just a … Continue reading

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Sully (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): He simply did his job….

Clint Eastwood’s new film “Sully” is a modest character drama about one professional guy who simply did his job under an extraordinary circumstance. As revolving around that dangerous moment which could have gone terribly wrong for not only him but … Continue reading

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Truth (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A report marred by devastating mistakes

They tried to report a truth, but then their minor mistakes ultimately eclipsed and muddled the main point of their report while resulting in considerable personal costs for everyone. Looking closely into the messy circumstance surrounding the flawed TV report … Continue reading

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Elvis & Nixon (2016) ☆☆(2/4): When Elvis met Nixon

“Elvis & Nixon” attempts to look behind the most requested photograph in the US National Archives, but its fiction fails to find anything substantial from that brief real-life meeting between two famous American figures, which, as far as I could … Continue reading

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Suffragette (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Well-intentioned but passable

Looking into one important feminist movement during the early 20th century, “Suffragette” tries to show and tell us a story of brave women who fought hard for social equality for them and many other women in their conservative society. Considering … Continue reading

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