Monthly Archives: August 2015

10,000 km (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Separated by long distance

Spanish film “10,000 km” is about one relationship put under a difficult situation. They believe they can love each other enough for sacrifice and compromise demanded to them, but they only come to realize that their relationship is not as … Continue reading

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Top Five (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An interview during one day in New York

“Top Five” works best when it is driven by a good chemistry between its two engaging lead performers. Whenever we see their characters walking together along the streets of New York, we can sense that they really enjoy each other’s … Continue reading

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La famille Bélier (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Her family cannot hear her singing…

French film “La famille Bélier”, also known as “The Bélier Family”, is a mild crowd-pleaser which will give you as much as you can guess from its synopsis. Here, we have a young adolescent girl who happens to discover her … Continue reading

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My Mother (2015) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): This is where her mother is going to leave

It is always sad and painful to see your loved one going away from you forever, and Nanni Moretti’s new film “My Mother” calmly and sensitively depicts the emotional matters its heroine and her family members have to deal with after they … Continue reading

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Boulevard (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Goodbye, Mr. Williams

Mainly because of Robin Williams’s death in last year, “Boulevard” comes to us as a bittersweet experience. Although this somber melancholic character drama will be likely remembered as a minor work in his long career, it is nice to see … Continue reading

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Factory Complex (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : The ongoing struggle of female workers

It happened before, and it is still happening around here and other places. As South Korean documentary “Factory Complex” simply listens to various female workers, their individual stories draw together a sad big picture of many female workers who deserve … Continue reading

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Alice in Earnestland (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Sympathy for Lady Earnest

South Korean film “Alice in Earnestland” is a dark comedy about one woman who has reached for a good life but instead finds herself being pushed down to more despair waiting for her. While occasionally violent and bloody, the movie … Continue reading

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