Tag Archives: Real-life story

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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Mercury 13 (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Female pilots who could have been astronauts

Documentary film “Mercury 13”, which is currently available on Netflix, presents a hidden story about a group of remarkable women who could have been astronauts in the 1960s. While they demonstrated well that they were as skillful and experienced as … Continue reading

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Ethel & Ernest (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The life story of one ordinary couple

British animation feature film “Ethel & Ernest” is about one ordinary couple who lived together for more than 40 years. Based on Raymond Briggs’ acclaimed graphic novel which was based on the life story of his parents in real life, … 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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Detroit (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Visceral but unfocused

Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film “Detroit” is a visceral but unfocused work which made me feel rather ambivalent about it after my viewing. While it is as vivid and tense as required during many of its key moments, it does not … 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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