Category: reviews

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Mother (Korean Film)

Mother is a thriller that follows a mentally challenged 20-year-old that becomes the main suspect in the murder of a teenage girl, and his mother must do whatever it takes to prove he is innocent.

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Juri Ueno and the Five Bags

Ueno Juri to Itsutsu no Kaban (上野樹里と5つの鞄) is the 5-episode mini-series produced by WOWOW, in which Japanese actress Juri Ueno alongside directors Hideta Takahata, Michael Arias, Nobuhiro Yamashita, Takuma Takasaki, and Koji Hagiuda tell five different stories surrounding five different bags.

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Chang Shilei – Niu China

Just as its name in English states, Niu China is the album to showcase what’s new in the Chinese music world. From traditional sounding Chinese ballads to chanson francophone fused with electronic, R&B, Bossa Nova, to a Tango-ish sounding track, all the way to a mind-blowing fusion of Beijing opera with strong rock/electronic sounds.

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Inglourious Basterds

The Inglourious Basterds are the super secret group of Jewish-American soldiers sent to occupied France to kill and scare the freaking Nazis.

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Cusco Bizarro: Muéstrame el Ombligo

When I picked up a copy of Bizarre Cusco: Show me the Navel, I had no idea what I was picking up. For one, this doesn’t look like your typical travel guide. The cover gave me the feeling I was picking up a book on the new wave of Cusco art.

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Treeless Mountain

Treeless Mountain is the heartbreaking story of two girls, 6-year-old Jin and her little sister Bin, who were living in Seoul with their mom until the day she tells them that they must go to their aunt’s place.

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Mancora (Peruvian Film)

Mancora tells the story of Santiago, a 21-year-old Limeño who parties a lot and just doesn’t care about life at all. One early morning, his dad commits suicide, so Santiago is forced to re-evaluate his life.

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Moon (2009)

The film is an engaging personal dialogue on isolation between Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) and what drove him to take a lonely job on the moon. As the sole caretaker of a mostly automated mining facility which ships the much needed Helium 3 back to Earth, Sam can’t wait to get back home to his wife Tess and their three-year-old daughter, Eve.

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Public Enemies

Public Enemies is a movie about the image in front of the man that was John Dillenger. It is fact-based but far from the truth because so much of it is dramatized and fictionalized for our collective entertainment. It zeros in on the mythical qualities of a depression era bank robbing outlaw during the later stages of his storied and sensationalized career.

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Bibi Zhou – Time

Bibi’s back with Time, a full 10-track album that includes hit singles Sing Half a Song and Your Love — which was dedicated to her fans. At first listen, there isn’t anything remarkable about Time as an album, but it has its merits.