Monthly Archives: April 2014

Le Week-End (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A couple’s imperfect weekend in Paris

 They are not young anymore, and they have problems to deal with. As following their rather imperfect weekend, “Le Week-End” initially draws our attention with those lovely sights of Paris and then gradually reveals an honest picture of two aging … Continue reading

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Joe (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Cage and Green back in their element

 With its stark rural background and the people who really look like its squalid inhabitants, David Gordon Green’s new film “Joe” feels real at every minute. As we are absorbed by how it takes its time to establish its mood … Continue reading

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Point Blank (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Passable but efficient

As revisiting French action thriller film “Point Blank”, I thought about how familiar a certain thriller premise is. In many thriller films like this one, an ordinary guy suddenly finds himself being blackmailed to do something not so good while … Continue reading

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Only God Forgives (2013) ☆1/2(1.5/4) : The stylish dud of this year

 As I became depressed during my viewing of “Only God Forgives”, my mind was transported to when I read one of those entertainingly scathing movie reviews included in my late friend/mentor Roger Ebert’s book “I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie”. … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : The amazingly entangled Spider-Man

 Flying along its redundant pathway like its predecessor did two years ago, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” frequently goes up and down in its uneven plot hampered by too many things stuffed into it. While I did care about some of … Continue reading

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Campus animals (2014/04/22)

                      Geese, cats, and one rabbit.

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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : ….and her therapy will end.

 Now we arrive at “Nymphomaniac: Vol. II”, the second part of Lars von Trier’s another challenging work to talk and discuss about. As its exhausted heroine warned us previously, this is a darker territory compared to its first part which … Continue reading

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