Monthly Archives: November 2016

Love & Friendship (2016) ☆☆☆ (3/4): Stillman & Austen

“Love & Friendship” is as witty and delightful as we can expect from the combination between Jane Austen and Whit Stillman, who fit well with each other as much as Cormac McCarthy and the Coen Brothers in “No Country for … Continue reading

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13th (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

At the beginning, Netflix documentary film “13th” presents an alarming piece of statistical data. While the population of US is merely 5% of the entire human population in the world, 20% of the prisoners in the world are incarcerated in … Continue reading

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Into the Inferno (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Volcanic awes presented by Werner Herzog

Looking around several different volcanoes around the world, Werner Herzog’s documentary film “Into the Inferno” serves us with many awe-inspiring moments which will definitely look more awesome and terrifying on the big screen. As watching its spectacular sights of smoldering … Continue reading

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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Herzog on the Net

“Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World”, one of two Werner Herzog’s documentary films which were released in this year, freely flows from one section to another in its amused reflection on the past, present, and future of the … Continue reading

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Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The final tour evening

Let me get this straight to you first. While I have heard about Justin Timberlake or NSYNC a few times since his first solo album “Justified” was released in 2002, I have been rather more familiar with his acting career … Continue reading

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Victoria (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A crime thriller presented via a single continuous take

Although I do not think German film “Victoria” intends to be a cautionary moral tale, it can be said that there is a familiar moral to be learned from its heroine’s unfortunate plight during a few hours: Be discreet about … Continue reading

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The Triplets Of Belleville (2003) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Meet Sylvain Chomet

While I was aware of its presence as it came out in 2003 and then was nominated for Best Animation Feature Film Oscar in the next year, I only came to watch Sylvain Chomet’s first animation feature film “The Triplets … Continue reading

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