TV Series I’m currently obsessed with – Netflix’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo + HBO’s The Last Of Us

I usually included a TV section on my monthly recap but I thought I'd do a separate post to do a mini-review of both series. I know that these two series couldn't be more different from each other in terms of tone, style, and vibe, but they do have three things in common: they have …

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What I Watched in January 2023 + Movie Of the Month

Woo wee! Where has January go??! I feel like I barely did anything in the first month of the year, though I did celebrate Lunar New Year a couple of weeks ago with some friends which was fun. It's been a c-c-ccold January with temps dipping to well below zero. As much as I adore …

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Decision To Leave (2022) review – a stylish murder mystery with a hypnotic simmering romance

Love does funny things to people. But when you're a married cop investigating a crime, falling in love with a prime suspect makes things extra convoluted. That's what happens to South Korean officer Hae-jun (Park Hae-il) while he's investigating the death of a businessman in what appears to be a mountain climbing accident. The moment …

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Music Break: Top 5 favorite 2022 film scores snubbed by Oscars

Happy Weekend, all! I'm taking a bit of a break from movie reviews as I still have the Oscars in my mind. There's still a bunch of controversies swirling around the nominations, the latest one focusing on Andrea Riseborough's nomination in the Best Actress category. Apparently, The Academy is conducting a review of the campaign …

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Catching up with Oscar-nominated Movies – Searches for ‘Everything Everywhere’ + ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ soar after noms announcement

The dust hasn't quite settled on the Oscars nomination for pundits and cinephiles… I mean, I'm still reeling from the fact that my #1 film of 2022, The Woman King was grossly overlooked. Not even a nomination for Viola Davis which I thought would've been a shoo-in! In any case, you can read my gripes …

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Musings on 2023 Oscars Nominations – The biggest snubs + surprises

Happy #OscarsNominations2023! I actually woke up exactly at 7 AM this morning to watch the LIVE announcement on my phone. I don't know why as I had never done that before but my hubby usually is up by then so I thought I'd tune in to see the presenters announce the nominees. In any case, …

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LIVING (2022) review: A stirring remake featuring Bill Nighy’s career-best performance

Typically I'd roll my eyes every time I see a Western remake of a foreign film, regardless of which country. But I couldn't resist seeing LIVING because the screenplay is by Kazuo Ishiguro, a British novelist and screenwriter of Japanese descent, who had dreamed of doing a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952). Apparently, Ishiguro …

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