Tag Archives: Aging

Youth (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An idiosyncratic musing around youth and aging

“Youth” is amusing, baffling, and mesmerizing in its odd beautiful moments. It often feels uneven and random as juggling many various elements around its leisurely background, but then we are gripped by its fabulous moments, and its idiosyncratic musing around … Continue reading

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My Love, Don’t Cross That River (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): The last chapter of their long life

  South Korean documentary “My Love, Don’t Cross That River” is about the last chapter of a long relationship which lasted for more than 70 years. Although the movie does not give much background information about its aging couple, its … Continue reading

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Stand Up Guys (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : The lonely urban night of old guys

He is ready to welcome his old friend who is finally released from prison after 28 years. They are still dear friend to each other, and they are going to have some fun for remembering their good old days. It … Continue reading

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Amour (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Scenes from their dying marriage

 Our life is bound to be sad and depressing because of aging and subsequent death, and Michael Haneke’s new movie “Amour” shows that undeniable truth to us through an unsentimental but deeply harrowing observation of an aging couple who begin … Continue reading

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Venus (2006) ☆☆☆(3/4) : The last great performance from Peter O’Toole – probably

Sometimes the actor’s face tells about his character so much that the movie does not have to waste its time for describing his character’s past to us. Roger Michell’s “Venus”(2006) does not tell us in details about how much famous … Continue reading

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The Illusionist (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A magician, a girl, and bittersweet melancholy

 Sylvain Chomet’s new animation “The Illusionist” deals with the gloomy subjects rarely told in the blockbuster animations. It is about the decay of one era, the desperation behind that, and the sorrowful acceptance and resignation in the end. The time … Continue reading

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