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Before Midnight (2013)… Like sunlight, sunset, we appear, we disappear.

Before Midnight

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 8.0

IMDB link: Before Midnight

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This film is definitely my favourite of the trilogy. We finally see Jesse and Celine together, living normal lives. They have twin daughters and is flying Jesse’s son back and forth because of custody issues. Jesse is now an acclaimed writer and most of his work features Celine as his muse. And first it seems as if they are…

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Before Sunset (2004)… Let me sing you a waltz

Before Sunset

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 8.1

IMDB link: Before Sunset

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After watching Before Sunrise yesterday, I was really excited to jump into this second movie as you are really rooting for Jesse and Celine. Nine years older (and wiser?) they once again meet up and this time they don’t have the luxury of a day together, only an hour or so. They pick off right where they left off talking…

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Before Sunrise (1995)… in celebration of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Before Sunrise

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 8.1

IMDB link: Before Sunrise

Dearest reader,

In celebration of Richard Linklater’s revolutionary film Boyhood, which studies the physical and emotional growth of a boy from boyhood to manhood, that hits our screens later this year, I’ve decided to watch his most famous work, which is of course the Before-series.

This will be the first time that I am watching these…

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Divergent (2014)… dystopian encounters of a totalitarian kind

Divergent

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.2

IMDB link: Divergent

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I thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed, dystopian, alternative reality movie that in some ways  are similar to the beloved Hunger Gamesand in some ways completely new! I walked into this movie not knowing what to expect as I did not read anything on the movie beforehand, but I was pleasantly surprised by the whole premise of the…

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Antichrist (2009)… chaos reigns!

Antichrist

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 6.6

IMDB link: Antichrist

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Wow, I feel so inferior writing about this movie… If you want to read a great dialogue on the nuances and underlining themes in this movie try this:

 “Antichrist”: A discussion.

The fantastically complicated Danish director, Lars von Trier, starts his ‘Depression Trilogy’ with this physically, mentally and morally exhausting…

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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)… slow-motion, difficult names and a wave of heroes’ blood

300 Rise of An Empire

My rating: 5

IMDB rating: 6.5

IMDB link: 300: Rise of an Empire

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The first 300 was quite iconic in terms of the camera-work, the spray-on abs and the cult status it lent to the historic Spartans. It also spurred the spoof Meet the Spartans and who can forget Britney Spears being kicked down the huge black hole in Sparta? Still, 300is very far from being the best that the action…

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The Other Women (2014)… pseudo-feminist take on revenge

The Other Woman

My rating: 4

IMDB rating: 6.2

IMDB link: The Other Woman

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I definitely like a good comedy, in fact one of my favorite comedies of all time is another Diaz classic What Happens in Vegas, but this film unfortunately was not at all what I was expecting, and not in a good way.

Except for the wardrobe and the laugh-out-loud performance by Leslie Mann, I cannot really recommend…

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Third Person (2013)… white. the colour of… an amazing film!

Third Person

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 6.5

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2343793/?ref_=ttmi_tt

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You know that pause after you watch a movie with a couple of friends when no one wants to say anything for the fear of being the only one that liked the movie? Well this movie I absolutely loved and the pause was very short-lived as all my friends loved the movie as well. Coming home,…

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We need to talk about Kevin (2011)… always trust a mother’s instinct

We Need to talk about Kevin

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.5

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1242460/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Even though this is the second more ‘serious’ movie (Carnage being the first) of John C. Reilly that I’ve reviewed, I still think of him as a comedic actor and that is perhaps why I have not yet watched this adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s award winning novel with the same name.

The first…

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Shi/ Poetry (2010)… communication, inspiration and disease in South Korean masterpiece

Poetry

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.8

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1287878/?ref_=ttmd_md_nm

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Our local arts and cultural festival in my hometown is showing a few movies from around the world for the few cinephiles among us. The festival opened with this gripping movie by Korean director Chang-dong Lee.

I always shy away from anything oriental, because I know so little about…

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