Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fa yeung nin wa

Fa yeung nin wa (In the Mood for Love) (2000) In 1962 Hong Kong, a married man and a married woman who have just moved in next to each other come to the realization that their spouses are having an … Continue reading

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imperfect

Now we know why HD DVD lost the war against Blu-Ray. It’s karmic payback for shitty grammar.

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Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages

Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) One of the many huge, elaborate sets The theme of intolerance is looked at via four stories in different times and places – Persia in 539 BC, Judaea circa 27 AD, France in … Continue reading

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In The Loop

In The Loop (2009) Politicians in the UK and the US are doing everything they can to either begin or prevent a war in the Middle East. This movie can engross even those who are not politically minded, though it … Continue reading

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Ikiru

Ikiru (1952) An office worker tries to give his life meaning when he finds out he is dying. The film details his emotional journey towards leaving a hard-earned legacy. This is on a lot of critics’ lists of the best … Continue reading

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A Serious Man

A Serious Man (2009) A Jewish man’s life begins to fall apart in 1967 mid-western suburbia. Blackly comic drama is a profound movie about simple questions. The movie gradually becomes absorbing, and feels like a cross between Barton Fink and … Continue reading

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The Road

The Road (2009) A father and his son wander through a land that has been devastated by an unspecified cataclysm. A grim and scary depiction of the end of civilization that is also deeply compelling and moving. Filled with images … Continue reading

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