Category: Foreign

HUMAN CAPITAL (Il capitale umano) [2014]

Directed by Paolo Virzì, Written by Stephen Amidon (novel), Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni and Francesco Piccolo (screenplay) Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedesch, Fabrizio Gifuni, Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Guglielmo Pinelli This stylish Italian film begins with a scene that the movie will orbit… Continue Reading “HUMAN CAPITAL (Il capitale umano) [2014]”

WINTER SLEEP [2014]

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Written by Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Anton Chekhov (short stories) Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Serhat Mustafa Kiliç, Nejat Isler At over three hours, I was very surprised at the speed which this passed by.… Continue Reading “WINTER SLEEP [2014]”

DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD [2014]

Director: Tommy Wirkola Starring Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Stig Frode Henriksen, Hallvard Holmen This is truly one of the most absurd, bizarre and hilarious ‘horror’ movies I have ever seen. In fact it doesn’t seem like a horror movie at… Continue Reading “DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD [2014]”

THE SALVATION [2014]

Directed by Kristian Levring, Written by Anders Thomas Jensen and Kristian Levring Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce “A Danish western you say? Mads Mikkelsen you say? Well now… How could I say no?!” This is… Continue Reading “THE SALVATION [2014]”

FORCE MAJEURE (Turist) [2014]

Directed by Ruben Östlund Wriiten by Ruben Östlund Starring: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli Never before has a movie left me so profoundly confused as the end credits rolled. Perhaps it is the culture (the director is Swedish and they are on a vacation… Continue Reading “FORCE MAJEURE (Turist) [2014]”

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Deux jours, une nuit) [2014]

Directed and Written by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione Depression is a bitch. I should know, I was wallowing in that pool of sticky tar for many, many years. Getting a job can also be a real bitch, not… Continue Reading “TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Deux jours, une nuit) [2014]”

WE ARE THE BEST! (Vi är bäst!) [2013]

Directed By Lukas Moodysson Written by Lukas Moodysson, Coco Moodysson (comic) Australia is certainly not the place for impatient cinephiles. Released around the rest of the world months ago, this fun romp of a film has just finished screening in the one cinema in… Continue Reading “WE ARE THE BEST! (Vi är bäst!) [2013]”

Venus In Fur [2013]

Directed By Roman Polanski The short plot synopsis for this film is so misleading. But you know it is Polanski, so naturally something, probably strange, will begin to transpire. And strange it is. The actress arrives covered in rain, hours late, and is not… Continue Reading “Venus In Fur [2013]”

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