Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Tree of Life (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : From the vast universe to one small life

“The Tree of Life”, Terrence Malick’s ambitious new film, is a dazzling kaleidoscopic panorama rare to watch. Sometimes it seems ponderous, and sometimes it feels bloated, but it is an overwhelming visual feast to be remembered and discussed. I cannot … Continue reading

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Cats in KAIST (2011/10/25)

               The weather is getting chilly, and they want more food.

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Drive (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A stylish action film with an enigmatic driver hero

“Drive” works not only as an entertaining action film with lots of style but also as a compelling character study with a fascinatingly enigmatic character surrounded by an array of the interesting characters. While the action sequences in the movie … Continue reading

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Punch (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : His enemy, His teacher, and… His neighbour

If you are a South Korean and you were relatively lucky while going through ruthless South Korean education system, you probably had at least one teacher who ‘bothered’ you a lot in your school days. He had a lot of … Continue reading

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A Separation (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A complex human conflict unfolded from one separation

 None of the characters is a villain in their complex human conflict in an Iranian domestic drama film “A Separation”. Each of them has each own priority among the moral/ethical/religious values in their world, and the difference between their views causes … Continue reading

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Cats in KAIST (10/04/11)

                                                                 The cats in our campus is becoming a big family. If this trend continues, they will possibly do the revival of “Cats” someday.

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Biutiful (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A dying man struggling in his seedy world

Sometimes the movie which is not the director’s best film has one of best performances in the actor’s career. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Biutiful” is not as successful as planned: a thin premise is extended a little too much, and I … Continue reading

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Confessions (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Vengeance is hers

It begins on the last day of the semester at a classroom of some Japanese junior high school. Though they will return to their school after a month, most of the students are very excited while waiting for the time … Continue reading

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