Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Into the artworks from the Stone Age

 There are several reasons why Werner Herzog’s documentaries are usually interesting. One of the reasons is that, while being one of the most entertaining directors in the world, he is also one of the most amusing documentary narrators. He is dead … Continue reading

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Near South (Chicago,IL) (04/09/10)

Near South (04/09/10)   These photographs were taken in Near South area of Chicago,IL on April 9th, 2010.

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Leaves of Grass (2009) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Crime and Philosophy – and also Marijuana

 As far as I know, “a mixed bad” is a negative expression, but I think that is an appropriately positive one in case of “Leaves of Grass”(2009) for its seemingly disjointed combination of crime story and philosophy. The movie throws … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Another nice adaptation of a classic gothic romance

 The sky is gray with darkened clouds. The forest is shrouded in creepy fog. The wind is mercilessly blowing on the barren moor. And there is a huge, ominous mansion owned by the unpleasant man who has the equally unpleasant … Continue reading

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Hanna (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Her first field trip in the world

  Rarely do I come across the action movies that work as something else while working well as a well-made one. When I realize that I am watching such a movie, I get more interested in it than those bland, … Continue reading

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Never Let Me Go (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Life is too short for them

 While more direct and clearer about its themes than the novel it is based on, “Never Let Me Go” is a subtle and sensitive movie. It is quite easy to recognize what is going on in their world, but, like the … Continue reading

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Barfly (1987) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : And here goes their another day with bottles

 In the biochemistry class during my naive undergraduate years, the professor jokingly said the capability of metabolizing alcohol depends on our genetic makeup. Thanks to the variations in the genes, some people can produce more enzymes or more active enzymes … Continue reading

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