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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Animal Kingdom

February 3, 2011

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Animal Kingdom Directed by David Michôd (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★1/2 David Michôd’s solid crime thriller from Australia lives up to all the hype and critical acclaim already lavished upon it. Not only does Animal Kingdom contain astounding performances, it is also perfectly paced with an engaging plot that isn’t overdone and stays true to the […]

Film: I Love You Phillip Morris

January 23, 2011

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I Love You Phillip Morris Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (2009) jusco’s Rating: ★★1/2 Jim Carrey is a great actor, though only at certain times (Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind). He is good in this one and it felt natural watching him play a likable gay guy. But watching Ewan McGregor as […]