Monthly Archives: February 2011

Black Swan (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A ballerina under Influence

 How far can she go for the perfection? Most of you probably have heard about how much the ballet dancers try for their performances. They practice diligently for every movement during long preparation process. They must dedicate their bodies and … Continue reading

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My prediction on the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

  Now the Academy awards ceremony is near again. Many people have made their predictions on the results that will be revealed on the next Sunday, February 27, and, as usual, they agrees on some categories while disagreeing on others. … Continue reading

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127 Hours (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A vibrant movie between a rock and a hard place

 Striding freely for new risky adventures in the wilderness is, I guess, liberating to some people like Aron Ralston. They are willing to dash into their goals while appreciating the vast beauty of nature surrounding them, and, in the end, … Continue reading

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True Grit (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : After all, it’s her story

 How unpredictable the Coen brothers are – I have been always amused by their unpredictability in their career. When we became a little bit disappointed with playfully heartless puppet plays in their lesser movies for a while, they suddenly ambushed … Continue reading

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The Dresser (1983) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : About one backstage relationship

 It is always difficult to put a play on the stage. Actors and crews work hard amid many setbacks that can happen on and behind the stage. If they are lucky, they will survive today’s performance with descending curtain and … Continue reading

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Photos taken on Chinese New Year Day. I went to the neighbourhood that I lived during 1991-1993. Things has changed a lot except few things such as the mosque I used to see from the distance.

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The Town (2010) ☆☆☆ (3/4) : A good crime drama in their rough town

 On the whole, “The Town” works effectively as a crime drama despite some weaknesses. Although the movie turns out to be less successful than it wants to be, it works in most parts because the characters and their world are … Continue reading

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