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The Ballad of Narayama
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Shohei Imamura created a masterpiece of universal value and was unanimously awarded the Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival ...
With beautiful landscapes and humanitarian sentimentality "The Ballad of Narayama" is elegant, is the elements of extreme human beauty, this is perhaps the best explanation of what it means to be human. As usual, Shohei Imamura draws a direct parallel between the basic units and instincts (hunger, greed, lust, anger, envy) read more of people and other animals. Outstanding movie!
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Oh! Soo Jung
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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
Love triangles are always clichéd but with Hong Sang-soo the dynamics of these relationships won something more ... (the color black and white).

A black-and-white movie whose characters are complex enough to fill the screen with color, where Hong Sang-soo decides to play with the narrative conventions, whether they be thematic or temporal, presenting us with their story in five chapters.

The premise of the film may seem simple, but Hong Sang-soo read more played with the elements at his disposal, while extending the story with its different perspectives. He is able to explore these characters and their relationships (among the three elements suggested), with good interpretations of the trio of protagonists, which appear discreet but extremely effective.
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The End of Summer
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
The End of Summer, "a prospect of Japan before and after.
"The End of Summer" talks about the passing of a certain age and a way of life.
The film establishes a conflict between the old and the modern, in a time of transition; For them it was the opening for "The New Japan". More or less like the one that occurred in the 00's.
For the time being the visual is read more simplified but it is good because it facilitates (for the younger ones) our involvement with the "common" characters, who are struggling to reconcile their feelings of duty and desire, and accept the inevitable changes of life. The soundtrack does justice and highlights this sense of transience. So an appropriate choice.
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Wandering Home
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  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Based on the autobiographical novel "Yoi Ga Sametara, Uchi Ni Kaero" by war photojournalist Yutaka Kamoshida.
"Wandering Home" is a fictional account of war photojournalist Yutaka Kamoshida and his ex-wife Rieko Saibara (award-winning manga artist).
"Tadanobu Asano" does his best in this history of alcoholism and recovery, but with a weak script and no sense of context. Based on the autobiographical story of Yukata Kamoshida, director Yoichi Higashi should have drawn all read more human suffering when he is an alcoholic.
Instead, there is a long and underdone section highlighting strange phobias as a result of drinking and colorful characters that inhabit the alcoholic ward. The scenes that lead to the fall of Kamoshida are full of significant, but little emotional weight. His domestic violence comes as a dull joke. His growing decrepitude does not appear on Asano's face or body, this is ridiculous. And, of course, there is the sentimental ending obligatory.
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The Game Changer
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Until finally an action movie and Chinese thriller that deserves attention.
The great highlight of "The Game Changer" goes to its excellent story, of a complexity that at the same time is easy to understand. The good thing is that the story goes beyond the synopsis and the protagonists. As time goes on it creates a great knot of facts and information that goes so far as to be unable to identify read more who is lying and who is telling the truth. Already the action part is apart, once the story stole the scene. Very good, very good!
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A Lone Scalpel
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  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
A pioneering surgeon, who cares more about his patients than about rules, performs a liver transplant when the mayor of the city gets sick, a common but well executed story!
Defined in the 1980s, this hospital drama is heavy on hospital parts, blood and internal organs exposed uncensored, which is good because the details are incredible. The well-meaning main characters are a little inscrutable. Perhaps reflecting the cultural setting of the film, read more the overall tone is in fact and clinical around issues of life and death. He is rescued for his most peculiar moments amid scenes of surgery and realistic surgery, that is, the film is good for being faithful to a real life surgery with a right to blood and everything else.
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I Belonged to You
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  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
"I belong to you," you belong to me. It only gave grace to the book and also to debut in a holiday.
Novels are never as simple as it seems. That's what these movie couples are about to discover ... They all have something in common; The radio ... One of the couples works together on a local radio station. Only when the audience seems to be falling to the point of read more ceasing to exist, do they decide to try something drastic. Little do they know how this will affect everything that is happening to the other couples who hear the program.
These couples depict many different characteristics of what makes each of us special. With that, they all have their luggage too. What "I Belonged to You" leaves us is an unconventional love story that almost seems inconsistent at times. The characters are relapsed, the story is simple and the rest is rest. This is a sweet love story that helps others experience something we are not familiar with, such as other cultures.
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Madame Freedom
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
A dramatized version of the novel of the series "Madame Freedom" written by the writer Jeong Bi-seok.
"Madame Freedom" is a deep and challenging but essentially impenetrable work that combines visual and audio effects into an aesthetically unique yet a little theatrical experience. "Madame Freedom," a woman who walks the "decades" in search of sexual liberation and meaningful self-expression. A sense of progress and change in South Korea is alluded to the read more devastation of war and the growing appeal of cultural tastes of Western democracy.
It's definitely a good movie, but it's not enough to keep the attention, the idea is good and clever, but on a practical level, "Madame Freedom" simply can not translate what the novel actually was in the book.
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The Summer of YaYa
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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Good motivational movie!
I liked the cast, I emphasize the main actress, I also liked the movie in general, it adds, it makes you think about what to do in life, it will be that you should choose only one path, will studying is everything in life, the strength of "The Summer of YaYa" which is very inspiring, although the "chicken plucked" is something commonplace in Chinese films is just one detail read more apart, another is from the soundtrack, that one (Aa! Megami-sama): "no one deserves to hear this kind of music", it reminds us of the style of enka music, which turns out to be torturing, (kkkkkkkkk) nothing against of course!
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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
If you've never heard of L, Light, Kira, Misa, Ryuk or Death Notes, then I suggest you watch the anime or read the manga, then watch the first three movies in the Death Note movie franchise before watching To this fourth chapter. Ah yes, despite ten years after "Death Note 2: The Last Name", this new edition of "Gantz" (because being a fan of both, I found this excrement this) director Shinsuke read more Sato, resorted strongly to his predecessors, Among key members of the working group to investigate the new lead of the "Death Note" murders is Ryuzaki (Sosuke Ikematsu), an Interpol officer who inherited L's DNA and thus not only his spiritual but also biological successor ; The main nemesis is also codenamed "Neo Kira," after the nickname Light uses to execute his own brand of vigilant justice; And last but not least, there are appearances of L, Light, Misa and Ryuk in physical and digital form to draw reference to their legacy from previous films (that was a joke). Overall it can be thrilling as a police procedure, but little more than this, this new movie from the movie franchise "Death Note" lacks the wit, character detail and emotion of its predecessors that are far superior.
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Cook Up A Storm
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  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Look what an "original" idea.
A movie about culinary competition where the show's genre hits the TVs all over the world!
Wai Man Yip was a daring guy, because risking to make a film with this theme knowing saturation is a shot in the dark that fortunately worked.
"Cook Up A Storm" is a unique and elaborate set, where most of the action unfolds, highlighting the rich tapestry of architectural styles so read more crucial to Hong Kong's identity, but in serious danger of being lost by being A Chinese long.
"Cook Up A Storm" proves almost quietly, which pleases however has mistakes, even more crucial, there were very few occasions in the film when people were actually shown tasting as well as savoring the dishes placed before them! This is a small part of the film's lack of coherence. Perfection is in the details! But it deserves a good note for the "daring" and dangerous idea.
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My Dad and Mr. Ito
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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
A good old slice of live.
Movie that adds little, but there are some very good lessons that can be extracted, like "No one can be Daddy's girl forever".
"My Dad and Mr. Ito" is a comedy of peculiar family variety, mainly on the part of the papa, that begins blatantly interrogating Aya and Ito as soon as it crosses the door ... Under its clear and comic surface, the film is read more serious , But without the sentimental burden.
It leaves us with at least the possibility of hope, without softening any of the less than ideal realities of his trio of characters.
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Summer Palace
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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Yu Hong (Hao Lei) is a beautiful 17-year-old girl who will soon leave the small border town where she was born and raised to attend college at Beijing University. Just before Yu Hong leaves for school, she gives her virginity to her longtime boyfriend, Xiao, and commits to remain faithful to him. At the University of Beijing, Yu Hong makes friends with Li Ti (Hu Ling), another girl who deals with a read more long distance relationship, and meets Zhou Wei (Guo Xiaodong), a beautiful student who soon steals her heart. Yu Hong leaves his relationship with Xiao to commit to Zhou Wei, and she is swept away by her feelings for him as they embrace the new social and economic freedoms that are being felt on campus. The training of students in Beijing comes to a head during a series of demonstrations in Tiananmen Square; Protests have tragic consequences, and the excitement of new possibilities gives way to a sense of defeat. Yu Hong and Zhou Wei are separated and the heavy conscience of the state is brought to bear the rebellious students ...
This is the first Chinese film to feature male and female frontal nudity, "Yiheyuan" (Summer Palace) received its world premiere as an official selection at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
The strong point is undoubtedly the acting cast as well as youthful idealism and its unfortunate consequences addressed in the film. The support cast is uniformly thin and stands out in creating an emotional spectrum suited to the uncontrollably varied hues of the realistic environment.
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Bluebeard
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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Good idea, not much execution.
That film "premature crap" ... A doctor suspects that his patient and his patient's son are involved in an unresolved serial murder case but that he ends up being involved in the case.
"Bluebeard" is a South Korean psychological thriller from 2017 directed by Lee Soo-yeon, is an intelligent and thrilling crime thriller in the vein of the great thrillers of the 90s. Part of the suspense read more comes from Dr. Byun Seung-hoon who Suspicion about a butcher who lives below his apartment. Cho Jin-Woong gives a solid performance in a complex role and makes his character somewhat "dubious". The idea of "Bluebeard" from the beginning is to give the viewer a totally different perspective that I will not tell here. Because it would ruin all the facts of the movie.
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Your Lie in April
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  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
As well? Kaori Miyazono without being blonde is not Kaori Miyazono, and where is the scene of the fireflies?
Also known in the West as "Your Lie in April" is a manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. The manga is very good, will debut here in Brazil by Panini, the anime adaptation was made by A-1 Pictures, where it premiered on October 9, 2014 in the NoitaminA block of Fuji read more Television, I can also ensure that the anime is superior to Live Action, which did not totally fail to follow pretty much the original story of the manga.
Starting with the biggest of mistakes and maybe the reason for fans' hatred, was not using a blonde protagonist to play Kaori Miyazono, a shot in the foot I would say. In relation to manga / anime the live left much to be desired, they edited some scenes and parts of them, as well as in others they added new to maintain an originality in this live, which for me and many others took not only the sentimental impact as all the grace and The intense that both the manga and the anime bring, being "Shigatsu wa kimi in use" one of my favorite anime, I got pissed and disappointed with the live action, they changed to the soundtrack, alright, if not for worse, the Which was to be a melodrama, was a "dramatira" neither mine nor "Your Lie in April", appeared to be "Shigatsu wa kimi in the use of lies"!
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