coming of age Tag Archives

A strong woman builds her own world!

She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings Ariana Dancu oh! … brief A young woman, Do Bong-soon, dreams of creating a video game with the popular gaming company Ainsoft and becoming the refined woman she believes her crush, Detective Guk-doom is attracted to. However, a family secret is holding …

Okja

Okja is a provocative rumination on the cruelty of American capitalism, on all the atrocity we’ll tolerate for the sake of a good burger or maybe a new iPhone Jon Ronson oh! … background An immediate warning to potential viewers, this film is not targeted towards a young audience, although its story is very important and one that should be shared with your children, but, perhaps …

Make sure you are clear about the expectations your boss has for you!

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.  Thomas Merton oh! … brief A rich and somewhat cocky heir, Feng Teng, is the president of a large-sized business and extremely protective of his sister, Feng Yue since their …

Sometimes when things fall apart, they may actually, be falling into place!

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The true way to soften one’s troubles is to solace those of others Madame de Maintenon oh! … brief This film is about the loss of innocence and childhood. Hsieh Xin-Mei is a lonely and deeply sad 13-year old girl whose only escape from the bitter reality of feeling being supplanted in the city after having spent years with her grandparents in a mountain village, …

Each night the moon kisses secretly the lover who counts the stars ….

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream oh! … brief An orphaned teenage girl has been forced by circumstance to live her life as a boy without a valid reason. She ekes out a living as a street performer and a counsellor to men seeking insight into the mysteries …

It’s not quite Prada, it’s just Emotion ….

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Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling   Roman Payne, The Wanderess oh! … brief The storyline for the dorama is coming-of-age of the female protagonist, Mayuko Tokita who studied textiles at University. She starts working with a small, high-end lingerie design business in Tokyo called “Emotion”. (Emotion is the actual shop name and not merely …

oh! … the genre

For the purposes of my blog, I use the following genre descriptors to choose the genre and/or subgenre of the films and dramas I review. Action Typically includes a protagonist that will be involved in dangerous situations, like explosions, fight scenes, daring escapes. Typically Hong Kong action drama and film revolves around stylised sequences and dramatic themes like a brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence.  …