THE FOREST (Jason Zada, 2016)

My notes on The Forest: 1. Aokigahara Forest lies on the base of Mount Fuji in Japan and is more popularly known as Suicide Forest. According to locals, it’s a place where people left their sick or disabled family members to die during the war. Currently, it’s an infamous haunted site where depressed people committed […]

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JOY (David O. Russell, 2015)

My notes on Joy: 1. If David O. Russell and his repetitive cast (Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro) had a TV equivalent, it would definitely be Ryan Murphy and his American Horror Story crew. Joy would be American Horror Story: Freak Show, a complete mess from such a talented […]

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SPOTLIGHT (Tom McCarthy, 2015)

My notes on Spotlight: 1. In one of the many interviews in this compelling film about the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child molestation scandals, a lawyer (played by the superb Stanley Tucci) clearly summed up the overall feeling of helplessness and blind faith when he said, “If it takes a village to raise a child, […]

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