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By Blake Wilkins I recently revisited Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut “Synedoche, New York” (2008). Kaufman is the mastermind screenwriter behind such works as “Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation,” and the brilliant “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” “Synecodoche,” probably the most underrated and least known of Kaufman’s works, is by far his most unique film, and…

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By Claire Ala Imagine being sentenced to 13 years in prison for a murder you didn’t commit. In Chan-Wook Park’s Lady Vengeance, the final installment of the Vengeance Trilogy, I was disappointed when watching Lee Geum-Ja’s 13-year imprisonment and plan against the man who framed her. I wasn’t impressed with Lady Vengeance because the story…

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By Claire Ala “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide”  shows how men have been placed in positions of power while women are mistreated solely because they don’t have a Y chromosome. It’s a PBS documentary that provides an emotional, unforgettable experience of feminine struggle against injustice in third world countries. Only…

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By Claire Ala Revenge, violence, loneliness and even incest consumes characters’ souls in the second installment of Chan Wook-Park’s Vengeance Trilogy, “Oldboy.” It is impossible to watch and not feel uncomfortable, but that’s part of the film’s allure. It’s a bizarre tale of humans deteriorating mentally and physically. Although “Oldboy” left me feeling disgusted, it…

Movies in the Obscure

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Movies In The Obscure

By Claire Ala Desperation leads to careless and costly decisions in Chan-Wook Park’s 2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, the first of a trilogy. This South Korean movie is artistically filmed with a sad, yet interesting plot. Characters spiral out of control when faced with losing a loved one. The movie begins with a green-haired Ryu…