Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Turin Horse (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A farmer, his daughter, and their horse

Though being a little ponderous at times, “The Turin Horse” can be a mesmerizing experience to you if you are willing to give it a chance. The movie may bore some of you because of its very slow progression for … Continue reading

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Hysteria (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Good laughs surrounding one useful tool for ladies

As the story about the invention of a certain electronic tool which has provided considerable satisfaction to women since its invention, “Hysteria” is a charming and likable comedy in spite of its vulgar aspect which naturally attracts R rating in … Continue reading

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A cat at the theater (08/25/12)

                 I came across this cute little cat at the local art movie theater. It moved so frequently that it was hard to capture it in my camera.

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Cats and Geese at the campus (08/25/12)

                      As usual, they were waiting for something thing to eat in the morning…

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The Neighbors (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5) : They have a killer in their building

There are interesting pieces here and there in South Korean thriller movie “The Neighbours”, but the result is an uneven combination which does not fully utilize the potential in its components. This is a well-made thriller with good atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Sister (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A little thief and his older sister

Simon, a young hero of “Sister”, is one of those resourceful poor kids we have seen before in other movies. He knows how to earn the money he needs, and he is very good at it. His town is near … Continue reading

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Bully (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : These painful cases of bullied kids

They say something like “they are just kids”, but we should not forget that bullying is a cruel thing to its helpless victims. Lee Hirsch’s documentary “Bully” presents us five kids as its painful examples and it shows us how … Continue reading

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Red Lights (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Science Vs Supernatural

“Red Lights” promisingly starts with an intriguing matter to entertain us and then disappointingly exits with an ending too easy and simple compared to what it has played with. Although it maintains well the dramatic suspense between science and its … Continue reading

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Pina (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : On her mesmerizing works on the stage

Here is another good documentary which reminds me that I still have a lot more things to know in case of art. Around the beginning of this month, I saw Kevin Macdonald’s documentary “Marley”(2011), which was a sincerer tribute to … Continue reading

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Passion Fish (1992) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two hardcore women stuck with each other

When I watched “The Intouchables”(2011) at the local movie theater several months ago, I got a small nagging dissatisfaction with that crowd-pleasing film which was about the warm friendship between a disabled man and a caregiver hired by him. The … Continue reading

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