Thursday, January 09, 2020

Boogie Nights

The story is about the life of a group of pornography actors and actresses from the late 70s to the and early 80s.

Liked how the film portrayed the community as ordinary people with dreams! Quite sad that some of them were looked down by others because of their occupation! Good to see Roller Girl back to school!

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Toy Story 3

The story is about the adventures of a group of toys in a childcare center.

Learned not to judge the book by its cover after watching the movie! Another lesson I learned was to pass to others what we don't need instead of throwing them away.

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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Marriage Story

The story is about a married couple with an eight year old son getting divorced.

Liked the opening scene that introduced the wife and the husband in sequence! The small details make the characters come alive! Also liked the giant zoom ins and descriptive monologues! Reminded me a bit of Bergman's movies.

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Monday, November 04, 2019

Children of Men

The story is about a dystopian world in the future where all women were infertile and most places in the world were unsafe except for Britain.

Liked the nice serene soundtrack! Realized that a world without children would be horrible!

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Monday, October 28, 2019

The Imitation Game

The story is about the life of an English mathematician Alan Turing who was involved in breaking code during world war two.

Liked the flashbacks across the present time, during the war and Turing's childhood days. Could identify with his frustrations when the program didn't work as he expected the first time round.

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Bento Harassment

The story is about how a mother made innovative bento lunches for her daughter for 3 years until her graduation day.

Liked the depiction of the ups and downs of the mother daughter relationship! Was amazed by the creativity of the mother!

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Toy Story 4

The story is about the adventures of a group of toys during a road trip on a rented caravan.

Liked how Woody and Gabby Gabby found their purpose in life in the end! The action sequences were exciting too!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Modest Heroes

This is an anthology of three stories with a common theme on life. "Kanini & Kanino" is about a crab family uniting against external threats and celebrating when new members arrive. "Life Ain't Gonna Lose" is about a boy with a serious egg allergy. "Invisible" is about a man being invisible to others in life.

Liked the exciting encounter with the giant fish in "Kanini & Kanino", the realistic plot in "Life Ain't Gonna Lose" and the imaginative mood in "Invisible!

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