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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…

Movies in the Obscure

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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…