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James White (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): He is a mess – and his mother is sick

Patiently following and observing its flawed young hero, “James White” shows us a painful but inevitable process of late maturation. He has looked away from what he does not want to deal with for years, but then something happens to … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Meet Cute – with cancer

 We may die at any moment, but the young couple in “The Fault in Our Stars” knows that truth too well because of their illness. It is always possible that they may die sooner than they expect, so they want … Continue reading

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50/50 (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Laugh/Tear – 50/50

  While recognizing the harsh reality in its story without sugar-coating, “50/50” finds humor in the gravity of hero’s situation, and it works better than you think. Like the title suggests, the movie is an equal mix of comedy and drama. … Continue reading

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Beginners (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It is never too late to come out

They say it is never too late to pursuit the happiness in our life. In Mike Mill’s “Beginners”, Hal makes a good example to his son Oliver. Hal has recently lost his wife and he is over 70, but he … Continue reading

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Biutiful (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A dying man struggling in his seedy world

Sometimes the movie which is not the director’s best film has one of best performances in the actor’s career. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Biutiful” is not as successful as planned: a thin premise is extended a little too much, and I … Continue reading

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