Tag Archives: Politician

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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