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Jane (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A vivid, riveting presentation of Jane Goodall’s life and work

Documentary film “Jane”, which was recently shown at the EBS International Documentary Film Festival during last week, gave me an experience both enlightening and enthralling. While I certainly came to learn a lot more about the life and work of … Continue reading

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Experimenter (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A thought-provoking examination on human nature

The Milgram experiment is alternatively fascinating and disturbing for good reasons. Demonstrating how easily we can let ourselves obey to authority figures without any thought or question, this famous social psychology experiment suggests a dark, uncomfortable side of our human … Continue reading

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San Andreas (2015) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4) : Earth trembles – but the Rock abides

Earth trembles, cities are destroyed, and various characters struggle to survive in front of a catastrophe about to swallow them all – and I have seen such sights like them many times before. This does not always mean a bad … Continue reading

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Big Hero 6 (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Isn’t it huggable?

  While it lacks novelty because of those ubiquitous superhero blockbuster films during recent years, Disney animation feature film “Big Hero 6” has enough style and substance to distinguish itself from other superhero films. While it is basically a familiar … Continue reading

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The Theory of Everything (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Theory of Love, so to speak.

Needless to say, the life of Dr. Stephen Hawking is an inspiring story to tell. When he was about to begin his promising academic career, he was diagnosed to have Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and it was assumed that he … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Awe and wonder wrapped with grand ambition

  Full of awe and wonder wrapped with artistic ambition, “Interstellar” overwhelms us with its massive visual experience which is worthy of extra ticket price for IMAX. Although it stumbles at times on the plot level as reaching for its challenging … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4) : Yes, they’re really going to do that

 “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” is not as whimsy or outrageous as its odd title suggests, and that was a little disappointment for me. The movie is a mild, pleasant comedy, and there is nothing wrong with that, but, considering … Continue reading

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