Friday, February 27, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You

The story is about the misconceptions about dating and the subtle differences between men and women in terms of attitude and behavior.

Pretty interesting although I wished I haven't seen the trailer prior to this! Some scenes were not as funny the second time round. Liked the semi-documentary style where they interviewed people on the streets about their opinions on dating and marriage in general.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


The story is about how three black siblings in United States during the late fifties faced discrimination and how they tried to blend in with the crowd.

Thought the ending scene of "Simon of the Desert" is pretty similar to the opening scene of this film! Liked the scenes that featured the sudden realizations of Leila and Tony at different junctures of the film!

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Simon of the Desert

The story is about how a religious man spent his life on top of a column praying and giving advice to people while dealing with the devil's temptation at the same time.

Realized that I watched the film on the director's birth anniversary after I watched the accompanying documentary. Liked the director's funny sense of humor and the various incarnation of the devil! Think she looked the nicest as the little girl in sailor's costume! A pity that there wasn't a proper ending due to a lack of budget.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Wrestler

The story is about the life of a well regarded middle aged wrestler, Randy the Ram, who was famous twenty years ago. As his physical condition deteriorates, he tried to find fulfillment in other aspects of his life like doing a regular job, finding a partner and mending ties with his daughter.

Went to see the film as I loved "PI" and "Requiem for a Dream" by the same director! Great performance by Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei! Liked the unlikely friendship between them and the peek behind-the-scenes on how the wrestling community worked! Felt quite sad for Randy who tried hard to gain acceptance but somehow seemed to bang his head against the wall.

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

What On Earth Have I Done Wrong?

The story is about the process of making a mockumentary about the Taiwanese current affairs and how the director manages his personal life at the same time.

Liked the family drama on the relationship between the director and his partner as well as between him and his mother! The interviews on the topic of happiness were interesting and the ending was well crafted!

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