August 22, 2016 21 Comments
These are good movies, worth watching. Note, the list is non-exhaustive and in no particular order.
1. The Lives of Others (2006)
2. Das Boot (1982)
3. Europa, Europa (1990)
4. Downfall (2004)
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August 22, 2016 5 Comments
Ok, I haven’t done this before, and think it would be fun: my blog has been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award 2016, and thank you, Jason from Jason’s Movie Blog and Reviews by Rhiannon, for nominating me. The rules of the Award are as follows:
Here are my answers to the questions posed by Jason’s Movie Blog: Read more of this post
August 20, 2016 15 Comments
Although there are six years separating the movies and they have distinct plots, “The Others” and “The Orphanage” have things in common, such as a Spanish production and a near-perfect execution.
The Others (2001)
“The Others” is a ghost horror movie directed by Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar, and becoming the first film in history to receive the very prestigious Spanish Goya Award in the Best Picture category for a film where not a line was spoken in Spanish (IMDB).“The Others” tells of a single mother Grace (Nicole Kidman) who, together with her two small children, Anne and Nicolas, lives in a remote house in Jersey just after the WWII. The household has changed a number of servants, and welcomed the arrival of the three new ones: Mrs Mills, a housekeeper, Edmund Tuttle, a gardener and Lydia, a mute girl servant. After the servants’ arrival, the mother and her children start to detect intruders in their home, who sometimes leave very surprising traces.
August 19, 2016 10 Comments
Love & Friendship (2016)
“…the audience is being joyfully manipulated into liking…”
“Love & Friendship” is a new movie by Whit Stillman and an adaptation of a short novel by Jane Austen “Lady Susan”. The plot is rather simple: 1790s; a recently widowed Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), together with her American confidante Alicia Johnson (Chloe Sevigny), arrives to spend some days at her brother’s estate Churchill where she becomes the centre of spiteful rumours as a consequence of her past and present flirtations in accordance with her character. Soon upon arrival, Lady Susan submits to her charm the young bachelor of the estate Reginald DeCourcy. However, the matters are complicated further when Lady Susan’s daughter Frederica is brought to Churchill soon after, Frederica’s suitor Sir James Martin also makes his presence, and the situation of Lady Susan’s previous stay at Langford becomes clearer. Read more of this post
August 14, 2016 8 Comments
La Corrispondenza (2016)
“La Corrispondenza” or “The Correspondence” is a new film by the renowned director Giuseppe Tornatore, the mastermind behind cleverly crafted “La Migliore Offerta” (2014), beautiful “Malena” (2000) and critically-acclaimed “Cinema Paradiso” (1988). The movie, with music from Ennio Morricone, is about an astrophysics student, Amy Ryan (Olga Kurylenko) and her infatuation with an older professor of astrophysics, Ed Phoerum (Jeremy Irons). When circumstances put a distance between them, the couple is determined to resort to any channel of communication to continue being “in touch”.
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