Guest Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Written/Directed By: Ang Lee Cast: Joe Alwyn, Mackenzie Leigh, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund Runtime: 1 hr 53 minutes It is frustrating when a film has all the ingredients to be brilliant but ends up just a good movie. The story of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016) is an original and painfully satirical study of post-traumatic stress disorder …

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Music Break: Life Of Pi Soundtrack

Ang Lee's beautifully-made Life of Pi's released on Blu-ray/DVD this week, and since I had just been talking about Asian directors, might as well feature his film on today's music break. Canadian Composer Mychael Danna has won a Golden Globe and Oscar for his astounding soundtrack work for this film. This is Danna's third collaboration …

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Musings on Asian directors… why so few of them thrive in Hollywood?

I had just seen STOKER on Tuesday night, which inspires me to write about this post. Now, a lot of you know I was born in South East Asia but I moved to the US to go to college and has been staying here since. I feel like I need to preface this article by …

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Weekend Roundup: Quick Thoughts on Life of Pi

Hello all! It's been quite a hectic weekend for me – one company holiday party and a farewell dinner for a friend who's moving out of town. But I was able to fit in a trip to the cinema to catch Life of Pi before its last theatrical run. We were expecting an empty theater …

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A Trio of New Releases Reviews: Wreck it Ralph, Life of Pi and Hitchcock

Happy Friday and the last day of November, everybody! Are you going to the cinema this weekend? Well, unless you're already set on seeing the new Brad Pitt retro crime thriller Killing Them Softly, perhaps you're considering what else is worth a watch? Well then these reviews might help you make up your mind. Thanks …

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My Movie Influence: Sense & Sensibility (1995)

My friend Andina over at the gorgeous Inspired Ground blog invited me last week to take part on her on-going series My Movie Influence. Here's the gist of what the series is all about: Many people have their own movies they think highly, praised and probably started seeing things differently after watching them. I’ve shared …

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