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Movies In The Obscure

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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…

Movies In The Obscure

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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…

Toys in the Attic Director Calls Fayetteville Home

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Staff Report Toys in the Attic, with voice actors like Forest Whitaker and Joan Cusack, has received wild acclaim for its creativity with stop-action cinematography among the characteristics to be admired. Vivian Schilling is a resident of Fayetteville and served as director, producer and screenplay adapter of the film released Sept. 7 in theatres locally…

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…

Freedom of Expression

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In her office, Director of Fayetteville Public Access Television Anne Shelley reads from a poster: “The purpose of Public Access Television in Fayetteville is to provide training for residents of Fayetteville in the techniques of video production for Public Access Television and to provide an opportunity for residents of Fayetteville to provide programming in a…

Real Steel: Mission Accomplished

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By Matt DeKinder Contributing TFW Writer “Real Steel” is way better than it has any right to be. I mean, it’s a movie about boxing robots for Pete’s sake! Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots were fun, but they weren’t that fun. Anyway, “Real Steel” earns its stripes by focusing more on the human element than…