Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Looper

November 17, 2012

Loooper (2012)  – interesting encounter of future and present, present and future (however the past always present) and changing the course of events – ‘a mother who would die for her son, a man who would kill for his wife, and an abandoned child headed the wrong path.’ Bruce Willis partnering with a kid (distant memories of Sixth Sense) making the story a very fascinating one. Being in the loop – very sci-fi, getting out of the loop – (this one … and any) –  a bit loopy.

A Fish Called Wanda

February 10, 2011

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) – an entertaining and funny movie and a bit not so at times. ‘Wanda, do you have any idea what it’s like being English? Being so correct all the time, being so stifled by this dread of, of doing the wrong thing, of saying to someone “Are you married?” and hearing “My wife left me this morning” … You see, Wanda, we’ll all terrified of embarrassment. That’s why we’re so… dead. Most of my friends are dead, you know, we have these piles of corpses to dinner.’ No wonder the fish was called Wanda.

@ François Pignon marathon

May 28, 2010

The French movie recipe when a woman quits her husband for her lover inevitably creates laughable situations. 

L’emmerdeur (The Pain in the Neck) – instead of completing his mission of taking an important witness’ life, a hitman saves the pain in the neck François Pignon’s one and gets into unexpected series of troubles.

In Le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game) – an imbecile circle invites imbeciles to weekly dinners. The most imbecile invitee wins the title ‘King of the Imbeciles’. I find it hard to decide who were more imbecile – the invitees or the inviters. François Pignon at his best.

2 X Two Women

November 3, 2009

Over the last few days I happened to watch two movies with one thing in common- the unforgettable Sophia Loren – ‘The Sign of Venus’ (Il segno di Venere) and ‘Ciocara‘.  With ‘Ciocara’ I had a different image of Cesira in mind from Alberto Moravia’s book. In ‘The Sign of Venus’ Franca Valeri’s Cesira was also deeply moving. The plots in both movies were centered around the fate of Two Women, however in completely different contexts. No happy-end in either. Just, as sometimes in life.

Between Heaven & Earth

September 20, 2009

Both ‘Heaven Can Wait’ (1978) and the re-make ‘Down to Earth‘ (2001) movies deal with issues, such as human destiny, not yet one’s time in Heaven, dreams, love… Between Heaven and Earth – plot and play – emphasis on the romantic part in the former and on the fun in the latter, hovever moving in both.

7 March – on movie wave

March 7, 2009

Since I like Helen Hunt as an actress, I was curious to see her debut directional work in ‘Then She Found Me’. And much to my surprise briefly in the movie there was Salman Rushdie. A movie that involves very human emotions when dealing with adoption, parenthood, relationships …

It took me a long time to finally ‘Meet Joe Black’. Anthony Hopkins is among my favourite actors. And this movie I would briefly describe as sad and yet happy, mind-boggling on the topic of death.

I recently dropped a line on the Big Read. Nothing compares to reading Alexandre Dumas, père, however seeing ‘The Count of Monte Christo’ movie was also an adventure.