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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Rachel McAdams shines in another usual Will Ferrell movie

Surprise is always important for comedy to work well on audience, and Netflix film “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” has two moments which surprised me for making me chuckle a lot. Although I could clearly see in … Continue reading

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Nobody Knows I’m Here (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Repressed and detached

Chilean film “Nobody Knows I’m Here”, which was released on Netflix in a number of countries including US in last week, is a somber and detached character drama about one tragically repressed guy who is still reeling from his old … Continue reading

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Jazzy Misfits (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Mother, daughter, and some other colorful misfits

South Korean film “Jazzy Misfits” bounces here and there in one colorful neighborhood area of Seoul along with its two very different main characters. Although we can clearly see its eventual destination from the very beginning, the movie diligently amuses … Continue reading

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Judy (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Her last hurrah

As many of you know, Judy Garland was a tragically messy and damaged person throughout her life and career. While she quickly rose as a new talented child performer in Hollywood thanks to the enormous success of “The Wizard of … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Amazing indeed

“Amazing Grace”, a music documentary film which was shot by Sydney Pollack in 1972 but then had been kept in vault for more than 40 years due to not only technical problems but also legal issues, is amazing indeed. Even … Continue reading

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Wild Rose (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The tale of a Scottish country singer girl

“Wild Rose” is your average music drama which hits many familiar notes, but it distinguishes itself pretty well via its irrepressible spirit and personality. Right from the beginning, we can instantly see where it is heading along with its feisty … Continue reading

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Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Diva of the Century

Documentary film “Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words” attempts to present the glimpses of humanity and personality from Maria Callas, one of the most extraordinary opera singers in the 20th century. Mainly consisting of various archival photographs and footage … Continue reading

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Homecoming (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A superlative concert film by Beyoncé

First, let me confess to you that I have underestimated Beyoncé for a rather silly reason. While I have not paid much attention to many of her songs, I only watched her in a few films including “Dreamgirls” (2006) and … Continue reading

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Vox Lux (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Before and after becoming a star

I was left with rather hollow impression after watching “Vox Lux”, whose title means “voice of light” in Latin. While it has a number of good moments to remember, the movie is not entirely successful in terms of story and … Continue reading

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A Star Is Born (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s old-fashioned indeed – but it still works

“A Star Is Born” is your typical old-fashioned show business melodrama which is quite familiar to the bone. A successful male star entertainer comes across an unknown girl with talent and potential, and then they fall in love each other … Continue reading

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