BLINDSPOT: Boogie Nights (1997)

I’m born ready!” said Dirk Diggler.

Paul Thomas Anderson crafted a spectacular film about pornography industry in Boogie Nights that makes his groundbreaking era in modern cinema. This is a prototype of all his following works—strong in themes and narratives with hypnotizing visuals.  Continue reading “BLINDSPOT: Boogie Nights (1997)”

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A Season with: Game of Thrones Season 5 (2015)

HBO most awaited series, Game of Thrones, just wrapped its fifth season. Finally, the series found it comfortable to deviate from the source A Song of Ice and Fire series by modifying some story line—making it concise and watchable. Does it work? Here’s my thought on it. Continue reading “A Season with: Game of Thrones Season 5 (2015)”

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – Review

It was hard to know who was more crazy, me or everyone else?” asked Max.

Infused with striking visuals and Oz-pera metal riffs, Fury Road was like a 3-minute progressive death metal anthem itself—with excessive drum solo and versatile guitar distortion. It was straight-forward, violent, but philosophically enticing.

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Thanks to the Internet: Martin Freeman on Civil Wars; Martin Scorsese’s Silence’s First Image (+Suicide Squad Late Images)

Thanks to the internet! Several latest news are prone to blow your mind (at least, mine): ensemble casts of Captain America: Civil Wars grow bigger; meanwhile, Martin Scorsese wraps the production of Shusaku Endo’s Silence adaptation; and David Ayer revealed his Suicide Squad images. Continue reading “Thanks to the Internet: Martin Freeman on Civil Wars; Martin Scorsese’s Silence’s First Image (+Suicide Squad Late Images)”

Thanks to the Internet: Official Photos of More Star Wars Characters

Thanks to the Internet! May the Fourth be with us—as some behind the scene photos of some never-been-seen-before characters of this year’s most anticipated Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The project is known for mouth-wide-shout-ing the details from the very beginning. But, then some details were revealed little by little—starting from the title, the Internet bombing teaser trailer, the first few characters (Finn, Rey, and Poe), then another trailer, and now more characters and sets. Continue reading “Thanks to the Internet: Official Photos of More Star Wars Characters”

Into the Woods (2014) – Review

Careful the wish you make, wishes are children…” The Witch sang.

Oscar-caliber director, Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine, Memoirs of Geisha) did Avengers on some lovely Brother Grimm’s fairy tales in Disney’s adaptation of Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods. Along with the original writer (Lapine) and composer (Sondheim), the director paved the way into the woods in the corner of Hollywood and Broadway.

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