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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 […]

Film: Black Swan

February 13, 2011

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Black Swan Directed by Darren Aronofsky (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ I knew I was in for a psychological thriller. What I didn’t realise was how dark and terrifying Black Swan would be. Yet it is in this dark tale of an obsessive ballerina where the beautiful Natalie Portman delivers, undoubtedly, her greatest and most captivating, […]

Film: WALL-E

January 23, 2011

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WALL-E Directed by Andrew Stanton (2008) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ Pixar is genius. WALL-E is one of my favourite of their works. How does an animated film with an almost complete lack of dialogue, a robot that makes cute noises and a multitude of fat humans work so well? I don’t know, but Andrew Stanton still […]

Film: Shaun of the Dead

January 2, 2011

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Shaun of the Dead Directed by Edgar Wright (2004) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ What do you get when you put the apocalypse, zombies and the chaotic duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together? You get Shaun of the Dead, a marvelously crafted, written and acted comedy with everything thrown in: troublesome parental relations, a girlfriend […]

Film: Kill Bill: Vol. 1

December 19, 2010

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Directed by Quentin Tarantino (2003) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest and most consistent film directors around (don’t forget eccentric). This film is no exception of the high quality expected of his works. It is easily one of his most accessible films and an exciting cinematic piece […]

Book: OUT

December 9, 2010

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OUT Author: 桐野夏生 (Natsuo Kirino) (1997) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ I don’t think I’ve read such an intense, gritty thriller before. Natsuo Kirino does not hesitate for one second to shock us; she refuses to go easy. Set in Tokyo and the surrounding cities, the plot follows four middle-aged women who work from midnight to 5 […]

Film: ルパン三世 カリオストロの城 (Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro)

December 4, 2010

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ルパン三世 カリオストロの城 (Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro) Directed by 宮崎駿 (Hayao Miyazaki) (1979) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ I have so much respect for Hayao Miyazaki. Even from his directorial debut feature film, he showcases his ingenuity and demonstrates to the world just why he is, hands down, one of the greatest filmmakers in history. […]