Tag Archives: Illness

Concussion (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An inconvenient medical truth

Around late 2011, I read a series of disturbing articles from New York Times. The articles were about a young professional hockey player named Derek Boogaard, and that was the first time I heard about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). While … Continue reading

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Chronic (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Living through his sick people

It is always interesting to observe human behaviors from movies. “Chronic”, which received the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival in last year, engaged me because of its calm observation of curious human behaviors, but I was also … Continue reading

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Cake (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Broken Body, Broken Mind, and Cake

  There are good parts in “Cake” which almost make it look like a film worthwhile to watch, and then there are also bad parts which could have been discarded or modified without any serious problem. The movie wants to … Continue reading

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A Late Quartet (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A quartet at its late turning point

 “A Late Quartet” plays a familiar life drama in a deep, somber tone with its reliable instruments. Using one famous classic piece as the metaphor of life, the movie observes the harmony and disharmony between the human characters who have … Continue reading

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