Movie Talk for a Change

Have you been to movie theater lately ?  Any good one ?  Let me think what I have seen ....

' King's Speech'
I love this movie.  Encouraging true drama.  I didn't know about his challenge.
Interaction between the King and the doctor is Each character was very well performed by experienced actors and actresses.  As always, Jeffrey Rush was great.  He's impressed me since ' Shine'.

'Social Network'
Music was powerful.  Story was interesting since I use Facebook.
IT business start up is well described.

If you like Isamu Noguchi or his art, must see how his mother came to Japan and lived.

I think I've seen a few more.... I'll tell you if I remember that.


Apotheosis said...

You could see "Norwegian Wood", though they say it does not capture Murakami's story very well (Murakami is great, by the way).
"Hanna" has gotten very good reviews.
I find that very few movies nowadays are any good. I have yet to watch "Confessions" (告白) but I am looking forward to it.
If you like Korean cinema, I can recommend a few movies.

Yasuko Watanabe said...

Thank you for the comment.

I read "Norwegian Wood " and haven't seen the movie yet. "Hanna" either. Thanks.

Korean cinema, I rarely watch, can you please recommend some ? I'm going to see " Herb & Dorothy" within this month.

Apotheosis said...

I really like Chan-wook Park's movies (Oldboy, Thirst) and Jee-woon Kim's movies (A Bittersweet Life, I Saw The Devil) as examples. I have to warn you that they are quite dark, these movies, but I really admire how these two can do thrillers a hundred times better to what Hollywood does as of late. I also find that the sense of yin/yang (or karma, or tragedy as in ancient Greek theater) is very prevalent in these movies, and there is non of the sugar coating of mainstreem American movies.

Yasuko Watanabe said...

Dear Apotheosis,

Thank you for the information. Haven't seen them, yet.

Will try sometime !


Imran DeRoy said...

Hi Yasuko,

Nice blog.

I have a question, though.

Japanese people oppose the Iraq war in general, yes?

I mean, there are more children with uranium-caused leukemia in Iraq because of US depleted uranium-use, than there were in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

So how exactly do you watch American film, film from such a country that causes so mch human suffering?

I honestly don't understand it. Japan has suffered so much by way of this country, America, and knows the suffering of Iraq better than anyone else.

Could you explain to me how people are still so much 'into' American culture regardless?

Yasuko Watanabe said...

Dear Imran,

Thank you for your comment. I think Iraq war was wrong.

My perspective toward American Movie and Film Makers are different. Movie is a powerful tool.

There are American film makers who are against wars and they are trying to send message by using movies.

Movies make people think.....I believe. Sometimes they give me energy to live everyday life.

Every country has various kinds of people.