Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Color me Kubrick

JOHN MALKOVICH stars as Alan Conway, a perfect stranger, who passed himself off as one of the greatest film directors of all time, Stanley Kubrick. Conway is brought uproariously to life by John Malkovich in a jaw-dropping tour de force, in which he stops at nothing in depicting Conway's shameless character, whether cadging a few quid for cab fare, or pulling off more outrageous scams



O poveste foarte interesanta si true..ish:)) Malkovich joaca ..impecabil. Am ras.

Home of the brave

Directed by Irwin Winkler, this powerful film tells the story of four American soldiers nearing the end of their tours of duty in Iraq. Shortly after learning their unit will soon return home, they are sent on one final humanitarian mission and the unit is ambushed. With many lives lost, the surviving troops suffer both physical and psychological injuries. Now, as they return to the United States, four soldiers must face memories of the past as they look towards the future and return to civilian life. The film stars Samuel Jackson, Jessica Biel, Curtis Jackson and Brian Presley.




another Irak/war story. And a good film..

Things We Lost in the Fire

Academy Award® winners HALLE BERRY and BENICIO DEL TORO star in "Things We Lost in the Fire," a compelling drama about two people brought together by fate. Audrey Burke's (BERRY) life has been shattered by the sudden death of her husband. In grief, she turns to one of his life-long friends, Jerry Sunborne (DEL TORO), a former lawyer who is on a serious downward spiral. Together, they work to repair their lives. The film has been produced by Oscar® winner Sam Mendes and Sam Mercer and helmed by acclaimed Oscar®-nominated Danish director Susanne Bier.
www.ThingsWeLostInTheFire.com


Sad..but such a great movie..

Milk

Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant directs Academy Award winner Sean Penn as gay-rights icon Harvey Milk. Mr. Milk (1930-1978) was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisors' board of San Francisco. The following year, both he and the city's mayor George Moscone were shot to death by another city supervisor, Dan White. Mr. Milk was previously the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary feature "The Times of Harvey Milk," but "Milk" is the first non-documentary feature to explore the man's life and career.



and my favorite moment:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Che - part one

Che (film)

Che is a 2008 biopic about Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio del Toro as Che. The film is actually a merged version of two films by Soderbergh: The Argentine and Guerrilla. The first part focuses on the Cuban revolution, from the moment Fidel Castro, Guevara and other revolutionaries landed on the Caribbean island, until they toppled the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista two years later. The second part focuses on Che's attempted revolution and eventual demise in Bolivia.

Che was screened on May 21 at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival running over four hours. Del Toro won the Best Actor Award at the festival for his portrayal of Guevara in the film. IFC Films has acquired all North American rights to Che and will release it for one week on December 12, 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles in December in order to qualify for the Academy Awards. The film will re-open on January 9, 2009 in these two cities as two separate films, titled Che Part 1: The Argentine and Che Part 2: Guerrilla. The films will then be released in 25 markets beginning January 16 and 22 and will expand further after that. IFC will make the films available Video on demand on January 21 on all major cable and satellite providers in both standard and high definition versions.

HOUNDDOG

Director Debrorah Kampmeier and actors Robin Wright Penn and Dakota Fanning navigate the press after the premiere of HOUNDDOG



Dakota a crescut..Bun film, destul de trist..Drama unei fetitze care este crescuta de bunica ei si un tata ciudat care in urma unui accident isi pierde mintile.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Beautiful thing

well..my gay moment is gone so i don't/can't see this film:( I stoped in the middle, when I realised that they will fall in love..but it is a nice movie..not for me, but nice.



This tender story of two teenager's sexual coming of age in a working-class development in London is an inspiring, tender, emotional tale. Jamie is a reserved teen, close to his pub manager mom, who prefers old Hollywood musicals to sports. His friendship with his hunky neighbor Ste, a fellow student who suffers through a troubled family life, soon develops into a sexual and eventually a loving relationship. How the two boys tentatively handle their nascent sexual drives and how it affects their family and friends is handled in both a fresh and surprisingly upbeat fashion. A wonderful comedy-drama and possibly the best coming out film to date.

Snow Cake



O poveste trista dar foarte frumos construita. Si ce rol face Sigourney Weaver..

Sleuth






Jude Law, Michael Caine.
Foarte bine filmat, interesanta povestea, lumina foarte buna, decor de nota 10..Mi-aplacut.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Breaking and Entering



Probabil ca azi trebuia sa vad filmul asta. Nu stiu daca melodia de pe montajul de mai jos putea sa fie inlocuita de altceva:)) Cred ca asa se joaca soarta.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Die Welle



THE WAVE is based on a real event from a Californian high school in 1967 and transposed to Germany today. A cautionary tale about the roots of fascism. The film opens in a rush of energy with charismatic teacher Rainer Wegner beginning a week long class on autocracy. To indifferent students, its a hard sell, but Wegner gets an idea for an experiment: as their leader he asks the students to call him Mr Wegner, chooses the motto strength through discipline, creates a logo, decides that everyone wears a white shirt, and names the group, The Wave adding a secret sign reminiscent of a Nazi salute. Much to their surprise the students find that they like the power of unity and soon this new found discipline spills over to other school activities and newcomers join the group. The Wave gives the kids something to believe in for a change, until they go too far and The Wave spins out of control



German Movie based on the book by Morton Rhue. With J├╝rgen Vogel, Max Riemelt, Elyas M'Barek, Jenifer Ulrich and Christiane Paul

Bun, bun de tot!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ina Ilie "Femeia care a uitat sa nasca"


Am terminat (in timpul in care un prieten avea un interviu) si ultima povestire din cartea Inei. O povestire pe care o citisem deja cu luni in urma, pe un blog privat, secret. Insa pentru ca atunci cand am citit-o am fusherit-o de fapt, vineri am citit cu ochii deschisi. Dureros de clar. Am trait emotia pierderii pe care Ina a suferit-o acum cateva luni, un an deja.
Culegerea de nuvele m-a facut sa rad pana la ultima poveste. Pe care am plans-o.

Si jie . Lust, Caution

Ang Lee's new film, an espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai. Tony Leung stars as Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure in 1940s Shanghai. Tang Wei, makes her feature film debut as Wang Jiazhi, a young woman who gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with Mr. Yee.



si ce simt eu dupa..well, i'm speachless..

Ang Lee on his erotic espionage thriller "Lust, Caution" -- winner of Best Film at the 12/8 Chinese-language Golden Horse Awards as well as the Venice Film Festival. Interviewed at the Asia Society by La Frances Hui, Ang Lee and lead actress Tang Wei discuss the role of sex in the film, the characters' motivations, differences in how Asian and American audiences respond to the film and why, and the cutting of the sex scenes in China. The Academy Award-winning director of "Brokeback Mountain" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" discusses all this and more with scenes from the film and the making of the film, with additional interviews with lead actor and Asian cinema icon Tony Leung, and Tang Wei. The film also won the Golden Horse awards for best actor, best new performer, best makeup & costume design, best score and screenplay adaptation.

Local colour



"A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life. The two form, what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. This story is based on a real life experience "

Follow your dreams..

Friday, February 6, 2009