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2005

Review: Paradise Now (Palestine, 2005)

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Why should you watch a movie about suicide bombers? To illuminate how the 2005 Palestinian film Paradise Now represents a unique and laudable drop in...

Review: The Aura (Argentina, 2005)

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In the dying days of high school AP Spanish, my teacher (who was slated to retire after the year as well) decided to turn our...

Review: A Bittersweet Life (South Korea, 2005)

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My god, I have been missing out. Admittedly, I’ve never been a fan of Korean dramas — they’re usually unrealistic, pathos-filled, campy fairytales that make my stomach...

Review: The President’s Last Bang (South Korea, 2005)

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Although the onscreen assassination of a certain North Korean leader has dominated recent headlines, South Korea is actually in the lead for seeing its heads...

Review: Yamato (Japan, 2005)

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Commissioned a week after Pearl Harbor in 1941, the battleship Yamato is a fitting metaphor for the rise and fall of the Japanese Empire during...

Review: Three Times (Taiwan, 2005)

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A review of Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien's classic of three acts.

Review: The Goebbels Experiment (Germany/United Kingdom, 2005)

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Although we all know of a certain mustachioed dictator who failed out of art school, Nazi Germany’s most prominent aesthete was perhaps Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s...

 
 
 

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