Invictus

Movies, Drama

Invictus

No Comments 25 May 2013

Nelson Mandela’s story from political prisoner to President of South Africa is an amazing story. Invictus tries to show how he used the almost all white South African rugby team to help unify the country by having the majority of black South Africans rout for the national rugby they previously despised because they symbolize their oppressors.

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Skyfall, Alex Cross, Pitch Perfect

Movies, Drama

Skyfall, Alex Cross, Pitch Perfect

No Comments 22 April 2013

Over the past couple of months, I saw three films that I still need to briefly review. Skyfall. I resisted watching another installment of James Bond but friends vouched that it is really good entertainment.

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Zero Dark 30

Movies, Drama

Zero Dark 30

No Comments 6 April 2013

It took the US government 10 years to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. The film spends a long 2 hours and 37 minutes to chronicle the long hunt. The first hour is so slow that you feel as frustrated as the people who were hunting Osama for years without meaningful progress.

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Silver Linings Playbook

Movies, Drama

Silver Linings Playbook

No Comments 3 March 2013

Thank God for moderate expectations. Silver Linings Playbook was much better than I anticipated. Pat (Bradley Cooper) remains undiagnosed with bipolar personality disorder until he finds his wife in the shower cheating with a colleague from work. Pat almost kills the man. His lawyer manages to keep him out of prison by letting the state lock him up in a mental hospital.

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Amour

Movies, Drama

Amour

No Comments 23 February 2013

I can see that Amour wins an Oscar tomorrow for Best Foreign Film, but I doubt that he will the Oscar for Best Picture. Why? Amour is too serious, too much art and too little entertainment.

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The Intouchables

Movies, Drama

The Intouchables

No Comments 28 January 2013

This delightful French comedy made me laugh many times. The charm rests in brining together two people from the opposite side of the French social spectrum.

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Les Miserables

Movies, Drama

Les Miserables

No Comments 2 January 2013

I remember the musical on which this film is based as the best musical that I had seen on Broadway. Victor Hugo’s story was powerful, the singing superb and the acting believable. I felt deeply violated by the film adaptation of the musical.

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