Category: 80’s TO DATE

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 […]

Invictus [2009]

Clint Eastwood is a genius. Being a fan of his work for many years now, I always expect something good every time he releases a new movie. “Invictus” is another fine example of how brilliant that guy really is. It’s a movie that has a lot to offer. […]

Frost/Nixon [2008]

I had high expectations for “Frost/Nixon” and I wasn’t disappointed at all. I even got more than I wished for: an amazing 2 hours of brilliant filmmaking. Frank Langhella plays president Richard Nixon who got caught up in the watergate scandal and was forced to resign from his […]

The Town [2010] ★★★½

“The Town” is by far one of the best movies of the year. It’s a clever, well directed film, with a solid cast and story; I couldn’t ask for more. I loved Ben Affleck’s directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone”, but he outdid himself here. What’s more, he gives […]