Categories
Entertainment Movie Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

After Life: The Persistence of Memory

To watch Kore-eda Hirokazu’s After Life (1998) is to watch countless people telling and retelling countless life stories, and we could all relate to them despite knowing that they are all fiction, because we could easily find ourselves in those stories.

Categories
Entertainment Movie Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

Millennium Actress – How far would you go to find lost love?

Millennium Actress (2001) by Japanese director Satoshi Kon is a beautifully animated love story that spans across millennia, yet is also confined within the small screen that is cinema and serves to demonstrate the ultimate power of movies as a narrative device.

Categories
Creative Writing Entertainment Forrest Maynock Short story

In The Old Country Pub – A Short Story

Tales in an old country pub.

Categories
Entertainment literature Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

The Remains of the Day – When A Person Strived To Find His Own Past

The Remains of the Day, by British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, is an astonishing novel that tells the story of Stevens, an aging butler, and his journey through the English countryside not only to visit an old work colleague, but also back to his past and examine the person he has become.

Categories
Creative Writing Entertainment Olaedo Ibegwam Chigaemezu

Are We Kind to Ourselves? – On Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng, is powerful novel that examines family dynamic, adolescence, and the making of hard choices. Chige examines a profound quote found in the novel, and reflects on her own opinions about mistakes, choices, and regret.