Sunday, June 29, 2008

Red Desert

The story is about the psychological trauma that resulted after a woman got into a car accident.

Liked the strange soundtrack that sounded like music from outerspace. It reminded me of "Solaris"! I was also reminded of "Woman In the Dunes" made in the same year while watching the film. The dialogue was pretty interesting with lots of nice catch phrases! Great acting by Monica Vitti who played the neurotic housewife very well!

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

I-San Special

The story is about a bus trip from Bangkok to a small town in NorthEast Thailand. The passengers behaved normally off the bus but became actors of a radio drama when they boarded the bus.

The radio drama worked pretty well despite having the plain bus interior as backdrop! It was also interesting to see how the real life of the passengers mirrored the one acted out in the radio drama!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Vanquished

The film consists of three short stories. Each story is about youths that commit crime out of boredom during post war Europe.

Liked the opening scene that explained the objective of the film very clearly through the narration and newspaper cuttings! All the three stories were interesting in their own ways! The girl in the "Rome" episode looked the prettiest in my opinion!

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Saturday, June 21, 2008


This is a documentary about China during the middle of the Cultural Revolution in 1972. It is divided into three parts and describes Beijing, Henan, Suzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai.

Liked the narration that explained Chinese culture through activities such as acupuncture, taiji, acrobat and culinary delights as well as the depiction of ordinary folks at home, at play and in school! Especially liked the song and dance performance by the nursery school kids!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

The story is about the adventure of three female strippers driving across the desert.

Wonder how many movies have three or more exclamation marks in its title? Liked the exciting comic book type action and the funny dialogue in the film! The characters were interesting too!

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Monday, June 16, 2008


This is a documentary on the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Liked the opening scenes for both parts of the film! Each of them showcased the beauty of the human body in a different way! The individual events were interesting to watch too! The tension among the competitors and the enthusiasm among the supporters were well depicted!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Last Mistress

The story is about a playboy who decides to bid farewell to his last mistress and get married. He recounts his past love story to his prospective grandmother a few days before his marriage.

Liked the interesting psychological study on the relationship between men and women! The new wife played by Roxane Mesquida looked quite pretty and she looked very nice in the green coat!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The story is about how Prince Caspian returned to power after being forced into exile by his evil uncle with the help of four teenagers and a group of creatures who lived in the land of Narnia.

Some parts of the film reminded me a little bit of "Lord of the Rings". Liked Susan who looked quite pretty and Lucy who looked very cute! Susan looked very smart when she was shooting arrows at her enemies!

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