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Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Same old dirty city

 Welcome back to Sin City, that dark, seductive noir world where lonely tough guys walk around its mean streets and sexy but lethal ladies are ready to seduce them at its every shady corner with troubles and dangers to come. … Continue reading

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The Unknown Known (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : What can be known from Mr. Rumsfeld?

“There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things … Continue reading

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Lincoln (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A portrait of a saintly and wily politician

 During my childhood, I came across several sets of biographies of the famous historical figures for elementary school/kindergarten children, and Abraham Lincoln’s biography was a sort of obligatory volume in these sets like Jesus’ or Einstein’s was. Except nice illustrations, … Continue reading

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Game Change (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A star is born

 Whatever you think about Sarah Palin, a former Alaska Governor who dramatically rose to her fame during 2008 US presidential election, she has an undeniable star presence which even attracted the attention of her detractors including me. Vividly presenting that … Continue reading

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The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A Faustian tale in New England

 Like many tales about the good vs. the evil, the evil mostly steals the show from the good again in “The Devil and Daniel Webster”(1941), a cautionary moral tale based on Stephen Vincent Benét’s short story which is sort of … Continue reading

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