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Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis, “Jackie”, is probably one of the most recognizable global icons. She presented herself to the world first as the perfect renaissance woman (she was an accomplished equestrienne, an avid reader, and excelled at several foreign languages), then the perfect wife, mother, and the perfect First Lady (she still remains among the […]

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On a gloomy day in London, in a French café, I had the pleasure of meeting Takaki, a self-taught Japanese DJ, who had never expected that his popularity would soar to a height where his skills would be used to create a Panasonic commercial. The ad was admired by many during the FIFA World Cup […]

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Body- and identity-swaps have been explored by Hollywood since the 1970’s; unfortunately, most of those films are just wacky comedies. Unexpectedly, Asian cinema has been keeping up with this trend of the la la land and has produced a few worthy productions, including the Japanese Key of Life by Kenji Uchida (Weekend Blues, A Stranger of […]

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After directing the acclaimed Apocalypto (2006), due to legal issues, Mel Gibson’s life turned into chaos, which might be the reason why he disappeared from Hollywood and film industry. It all changed in 2014, when Bill Mechanic (Producer of Coraline, The New World, Dark Water) gave Gibson the Hacksaw Ridge script. Following the read, Gibson thought it […]

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Surprisingly, last year was fairly fruitful for the female filmmakers in South Korea. Most of their films – perhaps slightly unappreciated by the mainstream cinema critics – have been cherished by many film goers. One of those films is Will You Be There?, the first adaptation of Guillaume Musso’s 2006 bestselling novel with the same […]

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“City of stars – Are you shining just for me?” There are two main artistic centres in the once “promised” land of USA; we could say that one is the city of dreams, while the other is the city of stars – and in both, you probably have to be at least a bit “la […]

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After a lengthy hiatus, Lee Eon-hie finally grabbed a pen and paper – as well as camera – and created (with some help from Hong Eun-mi) her first thriller Missing, which features two well-known Korean actresses: Uhm Ji-won (Master, The Silenced, Wish) and Kong Hyo-jin (Single Rider, Boomerang Family, Crush and Blush). Missing depicts a story […]