Category: NON-HOLLYWOOD

The King’s Speech [2010]

I watched “The King’s Speech” with extremely high expectations. Afterall, it swept most of the awards so far, and is basically a shoe in for best picture at the oscars. To be honest, I loved most of it, but I still felt like something was missing. Let’s put […]

The Orphanage [2007]

Chilling movie about a woman who moves into the orphanage she used to live in when she was a child and turns it into a home for disabled children. Before long, her son befriends an invisible child and strange events begin to occur. “The orphanage” is not your […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Damned United [2009]

Interesting piece of english football history tells the story of Brian Clough, the manager who led Derby County to glory in the 70’s, and how he failed to do the same with Leeds United a few years later. The story focuses on his 44 days of reign as Leeds manager, […]