Tag Archives: Real-life story

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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Only the Brave (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Against the fires

While thoroughly conventional in many aspects, “Only the Brave” works better than expected. The movie indeed is your typical human drama based on a real-life story, but it is engaging nonetheless thanks to its earnest storytelling and solid performances, and … Continue reading

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Disturbing the Peace (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Combatants for the Peace

Documentary film “Disturbing the Peace” looks into the unlikely solidarity between two different groups of people jointly pursuing the idea of peace in their violent world which has been torn by conflict for many years. As frequently going back and … Continue reading

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The Force (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Can the system be fixed?

Documentary film “The Force”, which is currently available on Netflix, gives us a clear-eyed glimpse into the ongoing problematic status of the Oakland Police Department, which was put under federal oversight in 2003 but has only drawn more public attentions … Continue reading

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Voyeur (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The confession of a voyeur

Netflix documentary film “Voyeur” gives us a fascinating story coupled with considerable morbidity and absurdity. Here are two different men who happened to get associated with each other after one tried to approach to the other with a story to … Continue reading

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The Polka King (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy American tale of greed and delusion

Based on a fascinating real-life criminal case, “The Polka King”, which is currently available on Netflix, tells us a goofy American tale of greed and delusion. Here is a nice guy who simply wanted to achieve his success as trying … Continue reading

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Victoria & Abdul (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Judi Dench still has it

During my viewing of “Victoria & Abdul”, I could not help but think about what a remarkable movie acting career Judi Dench has built during last 23 years. When she played James Bond’s direct boss in “GoldenEye” (1995), she was … Continue reading

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