The Reader 愛を読むひと

This film carries lots of emotions from sensuality to anger. It is able to build sympathy for a character you would never think you could feel towards. The acting in the movie was phenomenal. Especially Kate Winslet(ケイト・ウィンスレット), who draws out a lot of emotions from whoever is watching. She plays an ex-Nazi guard who has an affair with a 16-year-old boy played very well by David Kross(デヴィッド・クロス). We can do nothing more than feel empathy and compassion towards the shame and humiliation she feels about her one well kept secret. In the course of her affair, she ask for one thing -- to be read to. We see the humanity within her from this. Ralph Fiennes(レイフ・ファインズ)also gave quite a nice performance as an older Michael Berg who looks back on his life and then later finds a way to open himself via self reflection and sudden realizations towards life.

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Two Weeks Notice トゥー・ウィークス・ノーティス

One thing I really like about this movie is the chemistry between Hugh Grant(ヒュー・グラント)and Sandra Bullock(サンドラ・ブロック). If you enjoy adult humor and can appreciate the nuances, you will find this quite enjoyable. The plot of the movie is easy to follow, and there are no boring scenes due to the wit of both Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant combined. It is a great movie to watch when you want to take a break from life. The movie will keep you laughing, while still being very heart warming.

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Nebuta Festival ねぶた祭り

They are holding Nebuta Festival on Sazae-san Street in Sakura-Shinmachi (4 stations from Shibuya) tomorrow (September 11th). For farther information, please click the URL. If you see us there on the very day of the festival, please say hello to us.