Tagged: amy recommends

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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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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.

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Family Outing

People often say, “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.” So what do you get when you put a bunch of celebrities together, and make them act as if they were family? You get Family Outing, a Korean variety program.

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Precious (2009)

Precious tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who happens to be obese, illiterate and pregnant for the second time. She seems to be good at math, but this doesn’t seem to stop the principal of her school from kicking her out and letting her enroll for alternative schooling, where she meets other problem girls as well as Ms. Rain.

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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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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.