My neighbor Totoro: slow paced animation evoking childhood nostalgia

Hi folks! I came to you with a fresh movie review on "My neighbor Totoro" (Tonari no Totoro). Yes, I confess, despite of all the cute merchandise that I see around and have purchased, I had never really watched Totoro. So I decided that finally the moment had come and was lucky enough to find … Continue reading My neighbor Totoro: slow paced animation evoking childhood nostalgia

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Bicycle Thieves a masterpiece of Italian Neorealism

Bicycle Thieves is a 1948 Italian film which came down in the history of cinema as one of the masterpieces of Neorealism and perhaps the most renowned piece by auteur Vittorio de Sica. Ricci and his son Bruno looking for the stolen bike around the markets of Rome The plot is fairly simple and revolves … Continue reading Bicycle Thieves a masterpiece of Italian Neorealism

JSA: Experiencing Korean National History through Pathos

Known as one of the best South Korean blockbusters and directed by renowned director Park Chan-wook, the mystery thriller JSA (2000) is THE first national film to uphold competition with contemporary Hollywood productions. Starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun and the legendary Song Kang-ho, this film dramatizes the trauma of national division through the complex relationship … Continue reading JSA: Experiencing Korean National History through Pathos