Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Truman Show (1998) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : It’s a good life

In one science magazine I used to read during my high school years, one of my favorites was the section on the science in SF movies(the magazine is still published monthly; whenever I come across them at the campus book … Continue reading

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My Week with Marilyn (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : His week with one mesmerizing star

No actress can substitute for Marilyn Monroe, who has remained as one of the most famous cultural icons of the 20th century through her movies and photographs. This legendary Hollywood actress has her own natural quality which cannot be possibly … Continue reading

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Hugo (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A family movie from Martin Scorsese(no kidding)

At first, “Hugo” feels offbeat in the career of Martin Scorsese. Can you possibly imagine a PG-rated family movie made by the great American director who has impressed us with the gritty masterpieces like “Raging Bull”(1980) or “Goodfellas”(1990)? However, while … Continue reading

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My prediction on the 84th Annual Academy Awards

It’s fun to watch the Oscar ceremony. As the award season is being over, each of us has some pretty good idea about how it will end, but we all know that there is always the possibility of upset in … Continue reading

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My FFC review for Bullhead (2011)

My Far-flung correspondent review  for “Bullhead”(2011), which is recently nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, has just been posted at Roger Ebert’s site. If you want to read it, click here. The review was revised from my original review written in December … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady (2011) ☆☆(2/4) : Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher – and what else?

I remember the bland biographies of famous historical figures I read from time to time during my innocent childhood. Written for inspiring young elementary school kids like me, they were usually packaged together and then sold to the good-intentioned parents … Continue reading

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The Grey (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : All the Scary Wolves – and more

Above all, “The Grey” made me very grateful to our modern civilization. The nature is surely beautiful to look at, but it is also merciless to its inhabitants. Thanks to our civilization, most of us are fortunately protected from being … Continue reading

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