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Trash (2014) ☆☆(2/4) : Brazilian Slumdogs, so to speak

Somewhere between “City of God” (2002) and “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), “Trash” has right elements required for its story to tell, but it somehow feels flaccid and uneven in its execution. The movie wants to take us to the bottom of … Continue reading

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The Good Lie (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : From Sudan to America

“The Good Lie” approaches to its simple story with not only good intention but also honest attitude, and that is a good thing. While it is partially about the kindness of strangers, it is mainly about how its outsider characters … Continue reading

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Ernest & Célestine (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Of a mouse and a bear

  “Ernest & Célestine” is a simple tale of unlikely friendship told in a lovely animation style. While its story is a familiar fable equipped with nice little lessons for young kids, this sweet animation feature film is decorated with … Continue reading

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Their little deadpan romance

“Moonrise Kingdom” is as charming and innocent as Wes Anderson’s film can be. As a picturesque tale about a little romantic elopement, the movie has that sweet aspect we have seen from such films as “Melody”(1971) and “Small Change”(1976) along … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A boy meets a girl in the gloomy wilderness

While we had another adaptation of “Jane Eyre” in the last year, there was also another adaptation of “Wuthering Heights”, a brooding romance tale of wild, passionate, and destructive lovers in the gloomy wilderness. Like her sister’s classic novel, Emily … Continue reading

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Hugo (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A family movie from Martin Scorsese(no kidding)

At first, “Hugo” feels offbeat in the career of Martin Scorsese. Can you possibly imagine a PG-rated family movie made by the great American director who has impressed us with the gritty masterpieces like “Raging Bull”(1980) or “Goodfellas”(1990)? However, while … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Another nice adaptation of a classic gothic romance

 The sky is gray with darkened clouds. The forest is shrouded in creepy fog. The wind is mercilessly blowing on the barren moor. And there is a huge, ominous mansion owned by the unpleasant man who has the equally unpleasant … Continue reading

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