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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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Hura Gâru [Hula Girls]

Hura Gâru [Hula Girls]

Japan submitted this feature as the country’s official 2006 entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards. The story involves a rural coal-mining town facing its demise from the rise of oil. A moving and heartwarming movie, cast perfectly, this Capraesque work boasts wonderful acting and direction from a solid script. Recommended.

***½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2006 • 2 HOURS, 1 MINUTE
CINE QUA NON • HAPPINET • STARDUST PICTURES

STARRING
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YASUKO MATSUYUKIETSUSHI TOYOKAWAYÛ AOI

ALSO STARRING
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SHIZUYO YAMASAKISHOKO IKEZUERI TOKUNAGAKOJO MIYAKESUSUMU TERAJIMAMASARU SHIGAKATSUMI TAKAHASHIITTOKU KISHIBESUMIKO FUJI

WRITTEN BY
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SANG-IL LEE & DAISUKE HABARA

DIRECTED BY
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SANG-IL LEE

NO 2006 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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