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Where is the CPop Scene Going?

Idols. We love to love them, we love to hate them. However, before China’s scene exploded with musical acts, there were the traditional stars. Those that got to where they are not only because of hard work, but also for their vocal ability, talent writing their music, and their natural charisma.

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Nine (2009)

Based on the musical of the same name, which is in itself based on the semi-autobiographical film 8 ½ by Federico Fellini, Nine tells the story of Guido Contini, a successful film director facing a midlife crisis while leading a complicated romantic life and dealing with his relationships with different women.

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Swell Season, The – Strict Joy

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova are back with The Swell Season’s sophomore album, Strict Joy, which captures that sort of melancholic vibe from the film Once, so it’s very familiar already.

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Cary Fukunaga: A Q&A about Sin Nombre

After the Saturday screening of Sin Nombre the audience was given the opportunity to “meet and greet.” The floor was open for the audience to ask freely. Cary Fukunaga came in and he was very much in good spirits, mellow and “cool”.

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YAM – Issue 007

On this issue we’ve got a special coverage on the Stockholm Film Fest, including a Q&A with Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga, and several reviews from the festival’s films like Precious, Up in the Air, and The Cove which will play a big part on the coming award shows…

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Air Doll

Air Doll forces us to witness loneliness and isolation through the eyes of a sex air doll that becomes human.

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Crowd Lu – Seven Days

After the success of his debut album 100 Ways for Living, which earned Lu the Golden Melody Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Composer, he’s back with Seven Days, delivering happy music with melancholic lyrics.

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No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti is a Taiwanese film about a man and the strong bond between him and his small daughter. When he decides to enroll his daughter in the local school system, the government decides that she’d be better off with another family.

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Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

Had I written a script today, Map of the Sounds of Tokyo would had been my end result. The kind of script that is amateurish, trying too hard to build this intriguing atmosophere with a mysterious character that is complex and abnormal.

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Mary and Max

Mary and Max is a little Australian animated film that tells the story of a little 8-year-old Australian girl who strikes up a very unusual friendship with a 44-year-old Jewish American man living in New York, a relationship that spans 20 years.