Films

The Bling Ring (2013)

Director: Sofia Coppola
Writers: Sofia Coppola, Nancy Jo Sales (based on the Vanity Fair article “The Suspect Wore Louboutins” by)
Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

★★✮☆☆

I was just curios, because you know, it’s from real life events in Hollywood.

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Films

The Wind Rises (2013)

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Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

It is unlike the first few Miyazaki films I’ve watched, which are rather feel-good movies. This one’s a drama, and could be dragging perhaps, but I still enjoyed it.

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This is probably my life mantra.

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★★★☆☆

 

Films

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

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Director: John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Something’s missing with the plot. Obsession was supposed to be the oil that will keep the story running, but I don’t think it was stressed in the movie enough. Nonetheless, brilliant actors.

★★★☆☆