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New Blog

August 10, 2014

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I’ve started a new blog mainly focusing on my writing endeavours and efforts to become a published author. Please follow, comment and share! Justin Lau: Writings of a Vagabond at Peace

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Film: Les Misérables

February 8, 2013

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  Les Misérables Directed by Tom Hooper (2012) jusco’s Rating: ★★★ “I dreamed a dream ♫” “On my own ♪” “Do you hear the people sing ♩♫♪” How many times in the past month have you heard someone bursting out in song with those particular lyrics? Once, or twice, or maybe even everyday? And if […]

Posted in: 3-stars, film

Book: 白夜行 (Byakuyakō)

March 10, 2011

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白夜行 (Byakuyakō) Author: 東野圭吾 (Keigo Higashino) (1999) jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2 Higashino is being labeled as the next Stieg Larsson and justifiably so. His mystery novels have consistently topped the charts of Japan, often ending up at the top of the most-sold and most-liked rankings. 白夜行 (Byakuyakō) was my first read of his novels and I […]

Posted in: 3.5-stars, book

Film: Never Let Me Go

March 9, 2011

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Never Let Me Go Directed by Mark Romanek (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★1/2 Based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, which was voted by TIME as the best book of the past decade, Never Let Me Go is a tale, a love story of three friends: Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. We observe and follow their lives, from Kathy’s […]

Posted in: 4.5-stars, film

Film: An Education

March 9, 2011

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An Education Directed by Lone Scherfig (2009) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ First, I’d like to apologise to my readers (if I have any in the first place) for my long hiatus. Simply put, I got rather lazy. I’ve been reading a lot, watching a lot, listening to a lot as always but instead of clearing them […]

Posted in: 5-stars, film

Film: Run Lola Run

February 17, 2011

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Run Lola Run Directed by Tom Tykwer (1998) jusco’s Rating: ★ Wow, no, sorry, Run Lola Run was not my cup of tea. Over-indulgent, trite, repetitive. Lola, a red-haired German chick, tries to save her boyfriend who lost 100,000 marks, within the time limit of 15 minutes. So she starts running, hence the title. Pretty […]

Posted in: 1-star, film

Film: The King’s Speech

February 13, 2011

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The King’s Speech Directed by Tom Hooper (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ Bravo Colin Firth. Bravo Geoffrey Rush. Bravo Helena Bonham Carter. Bravo Tom Hooper, David Seidler and team. The King’s Speech is a great film. The start felt a bit under-par but it decidedly improved tremendously. It was a sure relief to find what the […]

Posted in: 4-stars, film