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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 […]

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: Kill Bill: Vol. 2

December 19, 2010

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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Directed by Quentin Tarantino (2004) jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2 Was I satisfied with the finale of Tarantino’s epic 4-hour Kill Bill (I combine Vol. 1 and 2 because you can’t watch one volume and not watch the other; it’s the same as watching just half of any film)? Yes. Did Vol. 2 […]

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: 告白 (Confessions)

November 28, 2010

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告白 (Confessions) Directed by 中島哲也 (Tetsuya Nakashima) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ Despite having already read the book (read my review of the novel here) and knowing fully well what was coming, I was still shocked. Confessions is a disturbing film, a morbid film and what happens is mind-blowing. It is disheartening, scary even, to see […]