Review: The Grandmaster (Wong, 2013)

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Unlike ilovewongkarwai, my partner here at the blog, I am not even close to one of the world’s biggest Wong Kar Wai fans. As a freshman in college, I enjoyed the whimsy and… Continue reading

Review: Adore (Fontaine, 2013)

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Oh finally! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a movie so bad that I’ve just wanted to crap all over it. Sometimes there’s more to say about a shitty film than… Continue reading

Review: Persepolis (Paronnaud & Satrapi, 2007)

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My husband and I had been anticipating this film for some time now. It was one of those movies that had so much¬†buzz around it when it came out and that we had… Continue reading

Review: About Time (Curtis, 2013)

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Finally, a movie I can recommend to my mother. When I first started this blog, I told her about it, and she dutifully read all my articles. Here’s what she had to say… Continue reading

Review: Oldboy (Park, 2003)

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From what I’d heard of the movie, I had expected a bloodbath a la Quentin Tarantino. This film is far less bloody and far more disturbing than anticipated¬†(though not quite as gratuitously twisted… Continue reading

Review: Rushmore (Anderson, 1998)

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Last weekend my husband was gone for a bachelor party, and I had grand plans to watch a clutch of movies I was pretty sure he’d already seen or wasn’t interested in to… Continue reading

Review: The Sessions (Lewin, 2012)

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I swear John Hawkes is completely different in every role–Teardrop in Winter’s Bone, the chilling cult leader Patrick in Martha Marcy May Marlene, and I didn’t even notice him as Robert Latham in… Continue reading

Review: Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012)

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I know there are people out there who don’t like Wes Anderson movies, but, really, who are these people? I guess I can picture them in my head, and they’re all quite normal.… Continue reading

Review: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lawrence, 2013)

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This movie hardly needs an introduction, nor maybe even a review. Nevertheless. I surprised myself by liking the first Hunger Games movie, though I confess it caters to a different part of my… Continue reading

Review: The Road to Fame (Wu, 2013) – CAAMFest 2014

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The third and final movie we saw at CAAMFest this year was The Road to Fame. The documentary showcases several students from China’s Central Academy of Drama, the most prestigious acting school in… Continue reading