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Requiem For A Dream [2000]

Disturbing (to say the least) movie from director Darren Aronofsky about four ambitious people who watch their lives go down the drain when their drug addictions go out of control. Meanwhile, the mother of one of those young men, living in her own Brooklyn appartment drifts into a dream state after getting […]

Up [2009]

Wonderful animated movie from Disney/Pixar about a 78 year old man who decides to fulfill his lifelong dream: to visit the wilds of South America and the spot he and his late wife always wanted to settle down in. By tying thousands of balloons to his home, he […]

The Social Network [2010] ★★★½

Everything you need to know about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking site facebook, his lawsuit against co-founder Eduardo Saverin and the Winklevoss brothers (who claimed he’d stolen their idea) can all be found in David Fincher’s movie “The Social Network”. It’s one of the most talked movies […]

A Prophet [2009]

Fantastic movie about a young arab man (Tahar Rahim) who is sent to a french prison, where he befriends a mafia kingpin called Cesare Luciani. Luciani forces him to commit a terrible crime (which haunts him through the whole film), and then gives him support and protection in his gang. […]

Dogville [2003]

Engaging drama set in the 1930’s about a fugitive (Nicole Kidman) who finds refuge in a small american town. In exchange, she agrees to work for the people who welcomed her, not knowing that her showing up in their small community will eventually have a dark and disturbing […]

Cyrus [2010]

The presence of comedic actors like Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly might lead you to think that “Cyrus” is strictly for laughs, when in fact it’s a serious film disguised as a comedy. I can’t say I was thrilled by it, but I enjoyed most of it. Reilly […]

Capote [2005]

“Sometimes when I think of how good my book is going to be, I can’t breathe.” Philip Seymour Hoffman offers a unique and brilliant performance as Truman Capote, one of the most famous authors in American history. The movie follows the events that took place in Kansas in […]

The Other Man [2009]

“How Dare You?” Entirely watchable (if uneven) drama about a man who suspects his wife of adultery,  and decides to track down and murder “the other man” in her life.  Liam Neeson is in fine form as the jealous husband, and Antonio Banderas is equally good as his rival. But the […]

Coco Before Chanel [2009]

Interesting look at the life of “Coco Chanel” before she became the legendary coutourier who inspired a generation of women, and became a symbol of “style” and “freedom”. Audrey Tautou is well cast as the title role, and she is surrounded by plenty of colourful characters aswell. This biography […]

Julie And Julia [2009]

Delightful movie based on 2 true stories about a woman (Amy Adams) who decides to cook all 524 recipes in Jula Child’s book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. The result is a delicious 2 hour long movie filled with humour, good food and terrific acting. Meryl Streep […]