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***** A must watch
**** Worth seeing
*** If you must watch a movie and there is nothing else out there
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* It’s so bad its almost good... not... These are films I walked out on, or just fell asleep
(K: stars) Rating by my children. As they are easy to please, would typically be higher than mine...


From monthly archives: January 2003

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003, South Korea) *****

Tacking a challenge of presenting portions of Buddhist view of life on film, without making it preachy, over-talkative or otherwise pretentious, filmmaker Kim Ki-duk elects using visuals to tell much of the story. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring is a rich, mystical, serene, somber at times, mischievous at other times, wonderful film, well-worth repeated viewing.

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TV Series Review: NCIS (2003-present) ****

Why do I like NCIS? Well, for one, it’s more addictive than pistachios...  I like the character development, the relationships between the characters, which resemble a dysfunctional family, and the border-line childish sense of humor...

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The Life of David Gale (2003) **

The Life of David Gale is a film with lots of good intentions as far as protesting capital punishment is concerned, yet it suffers from a problematic script and a heavy directorial hand, resulting in unconvincing story, wrapped in melodrama. It is painful to see talent such as the superb Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet and Laura Linney going to waste.

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Off The Map (2003) ****

Painted in slow long brushstrokes, assembled from a storyline that can appear jumpy at times, superbly acted, and steadily directed, Off The Map tells the story of a somewhat eccentric family that lives, as the film’s title suggests, in partial isolation from the outside world.

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Movie Review: Radio (2003) ****

Based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High School football coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris) and a mentally-challenged young man James Robert "Radio" Kennedy (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), this Mike Tollin’s film did actually strike a chord with me. Yes – it was blamed by many critics to be heavy on syrupy uplift, yet there is something compelling about it. Maybe it is saved by the credible acting, and maybe I personally just needed an uplifting story at the time that I saw it, but though borderline 4 star, I’ll give it a 4 rather than 3.

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