Tag Archives: Real-life story

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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Loro 1 (2018) ☆☆(2/4): The Bonfire of the Banalities

I often found myself numb and displeased as watching Italian film “Loro 1”, the first half of another ambitious work from Paolo Sorrentino. As relentlessly pushing us into many gaudy moments of hedonistic debauchery, the movie attempts to present vividly … Continue reading

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Stan & Ollie (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Laurel & Hardy during their later years

First, I must admit that I have never seen any of those old classic Hollywood comedy movies of Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy. Sure, I heard about “Sons of the Desert” (1933) around the time when I became more serious … Continue reading

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Kursk (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The subpar presentation of a devastating underwater tragedy

Before watching “Kursk”, you have to know in advance what it is about. In 2000, a Russian nuclear submarine named Kursk sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea due to an unfortunate explosion accident, and most of its crew … Continue reading

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The 15:17 to Paris (2018) ☆☆(2/4): A dull, tedious tale of American heroism

During recent years, Clint Eastwood gave us a number of interesting movies about American heroism. While “Flags of Our Fathers” (2006) is a haunting World War II movie revolving around three soldiers in that iconic photograph shot during the battle … Continue reading

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American Splendor (2003) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Plain splendid

It somehow took quite a long time for me to get to Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s “American Splendor”, based on the acclaimed comic book series of the same name which was written by Harvey Pekar. When I came … Continue reading

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