Tag Archives: Real-life story

Fighting with My Family (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wrestler and her family

“Fighting with My Family” often made me cringe for good reasons, but I enjoyed its sweet funny moments nonetheless. As the story about a young female wrestler reaching for her dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the movie gives … Continue reading

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The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Great Stone Face

As far as I remember, I only watched a few works of Buster Keaton (Shame on me!), but those films were more than enough to show me that he was an extraordinary silent movie star to be appreciated and admired. … Continue reading

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Knock Down the House (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Female candidates against the Establishment

Netflix documentary film “Knock Down the House”, which received the US Documentary Audience Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, introduces to us four different American women who decided to stand against the … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A Man Behind Fox News

Roger Ailes was a pretty deplorable guy in my humble opinion. As running Fox News for more than 20 years, he actively and aggressively spread fear and hate over the American society along with his loony right-wing figures such as … Continue reading

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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Blood fraud

Not long before watching HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”, I happened to have a small conversation with some of colleagues in a biotechnology company where I have worked during last two years. The subject of … Continue reading

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On the Basis of Sex (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lawyer who changed the world

“On the Basis of Sex” focuses on the early career period of US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a legendary American figure who is still actively keeping on in the US Supreme Court for civil equality and liberties even at this … Continue reading

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Loro 2 (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Great Banality

Italian film “Loro 2”, the second half of the latest work from Paolo Sorrentino, is not as tepid as the first half preceding it. While it still throws at us lots of debauchery and decadence as expected and that is … Continue reading

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