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The Memory of Mom in a Senseless World

After five short films, A Picture of You, the sixth film by J.P. Chan (also his first character biography film), has been shown in his mother school recently. 502 more words

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Citizenfour’s Courage of Guarding Privacy

New York Film Festival has come to an end. In the past few days; I went back and forth between the school and the cinema day and night. 737 more words

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You Watch Offstage Me Doing Onstage the Play You Want to Do

At the time of 52th New York Film Festival, Heaven Knows What received its U.S. premiere in Alice Tully Hall last night. This film, which has already been warmly accepted in Venice and Toronto, reflects in detail the life conditions of the heroin-addicted tramps on the streets of New York. 1,485 more words

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Banging On Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin is a widely known name. He is a uniquely prominent director, producer and actor in the history of film as well as a milestone master in the silent film era. 1,212 more words

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Realms of Figuration: Where Is “Happiness”?

With respect to the question “what is happiness,” and many variations of this question–maybe any practical question that can be asked by people shall be reduced to “what happiness is”–I found myself seek a discussion less and less. 859 more words

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I Am Not There, Nor Sunk in Sleep There

How do we express grievance in face of death? How do we settle death after grievance?

Three years ago, on March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan; 13 years ago, on September 11, 2001, a suicide attack took place in America. 1,134 more words

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The Hidden Half Gallery Harbors White Angst

There is something like a landscape that exists among today’s racial talks. If you open the newspaper or the website, what gets your attention in the landscape is the term “white privilege.” Indeed, a lot of mental turmoil has been spent on making sense of what “white privilege” is and whether an awareness of white privilege, whatever it is, calls for some actions that aim to change the racial politics. 618 more words

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