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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: 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 […]

Film: Music and Lyrics

January 23, 2011

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Music and Lyrics Directed by Marc Lawrence (2007) jusco’s Rating: ★1/2 Music and Lyrics flops in its desperate attempt to charm us. It tries hard, but at the crucial moments it always falls short of reaching the mark. We’re left dry and wanting something more, and are further disappointed when we don’t get that mushy, […]

Film: High School Musical

January 18, 2011

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High School Musical Directed by Kenny Ortega (2006) jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2 Confession: I like High School Musical a lot; not just the first but all three. Does it have cheesy dialogue and unrealistic romantic storylines? Yes. But what it does have are catchy songs, which greatly appealed to the singer in me. Yes, I sang […]

Book: Jane Eyre

January 18, 2011

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Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Brontë (1847) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★1/2 Charlotte Brontë’s writing is so intricately structured, conveying clearly even the smallest of emotions to the reader. There is a stronger sense of relatable intimacy with the characters, which makes Jane Eyre a highly enjoyable and emotion-provoking read. Horrifyingly ill-treated as a child and eventually sent […]