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**** Worth seeing
*** If you must watch a movie and there is nothing else out there
** Don’t bother
* 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 2008

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Enlighten Up! (2008) ***

Enlighten Up!’s failure is its ultimate success. While documentary filmmaker Kate Churchill’s hypothesis is that yoga can transform just about anyone, she fails to recognize that the effects of the transformation will vary from one person to another.

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Defiance (2008) ***

Is the Bielski partisans story one worth telling? Absolutely. Is it brought forth to the screen in a manner that does it the most justice? Doubtfully.
No doubt, filmmaker Edward Zwick had nothing but the best intentions in the manner in which he dramatized the story. Yet, it seems he felt a need to dramatically punctuate a story that is already soaked in drama. It is a classic case where less is more.

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Ip Man (2008) ****

What Ip Man misses in plot it makes plenty in its martial arts scenes. As a martial arts fan and practitioner, I wholeheartedly recommend it to fellow fans. 

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Gomorrah (Italy, 2008) ***

Gomorrah is a fine movie whose style resembles films made during the Italian neorealism period. It uses a somewhat atypical manner of story-telling, intertwining bits and pieces of several different plots, into a story that ultimately makes sense.

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Waltz with Bashir (2008) *****

Horrifyingly honest. What I loved about this movie, unlike many other war-related films, is that it expresses no judgment, no big statements; the film itself is the statement, and one can read it in any way that is right for that viewer.

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Movie Review: Terribly Happy (2008) ****

An offbeat thriller with a dark edge. Imagine Coen Brothers in Danish… The film could have used a little more of the Coen’s quirky sense of humor but it shines in creating an atmosphere of a forgotten rural town, where on the surface nothing seems to happen but when digging deeper, well… everyone knows everyone else’s secrets, some of which end floating up the local bog. Strangers are not welcomed but once you win the locals’ heart you can’t leave either…

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