Monday, December 31, 2018

The Breadwinner

The story is about life in Afghanistan in the late 1990s seen through the eyes of a little girl called Parvana.

Liked the stories told by Parvana that mirrored reality! The animation in those stories reminded me of shadow puppets. The ending was exciting too as we wondered what would happen eventually!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

The documentary is about the history and impact of the internet and artificial intelligence on society.

Liked the open ended questions posed by the director to his interviewees. Didn't realise there were people who were allergic to wireless radiation!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

This is a documentary on Kevin Clash who was the main puppeteer for Elmo from 1985 to 2012.

Liked Kevin's passion for what he does and his willingness to share what he knows with younger people! Was amazed by the different types of voices that he could make.

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Monday, December 24, 2018


The story is about life in Mexico during the 1970s seen through the eyes of a maid.

Liked how the camera just panned around to show what was going on! Also liked how the family stayed together despite of the internal and external challenges.

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The story is about how one type of alien robot came to earth and almost destroyed it if not for the help of another type of alien robot. The two types of alien robots lived in a planet called Cybertron and were able to transform into different objects.

Liked the friendship between Bumblebee and the human girl! The inclusion of the group of arrogant rich teenagers and the boyfriend was a bit unnecessary though.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Wreck-It Ralph

The story is about the adventures of a bad guy in a video game called Wreck-It Ralph. He was tired of his life and travelled to other video games to gain recognition and to be a good guy.

Liked the friendship between Ralph and the little girl! Also liked how they depicted code and glitches in the film.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Flavors of Youth

The movie consists of three stories connected by a common theme; what is it like to be a youth in China?

Liked the delicious noodles in the first story, the sisterly love in the second story and the innovative use of the tape recorder in the last story.

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Friday, December 21, 2018


This is a documentary about how a team of computer programmers developed a program called AlphaGo to challenge one of the top Go players in the world, Lee Se Dol.

Liked the human aspect of the story for both the team of computer programmers and Lee Se Dol! I rejoiced when Lee Se Dol finally found a weakness in AlphaGo to win in game 4!

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