Posts da categoria: movies

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Hitchcock was really one of the best! A few of my favorite moments of the genius of suspense: 1. Yawning over Book of Birds. Obviously a reference to his movie The Birds (1963). The photo credit is © Bettmann/CORBIS. 2. Threatening or cute with that … Continue lendo

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The Eclipse (dir. Conor McPherson, 2009) During a literary festival in Cobh, a seaside Irish town, a widower starts to receive very strange visitors at home. The novelist Lena Morelle, a specialist in ghost stories, arrives in town for the festival and gets involved in … Continue lendo

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Nebraska (dir. Alexander Payne, 2013) A kind of road trip with an alcoholic/senile father and his estranged son. A very sensitive movie, with wonderful photography, script and incredibly well built characters, amazing actors… of course it didn’t win the Oscars! But I think … Continue lendo

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Café Lumière (Kôhî jikô, dir. Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2003) The movie is a homage to the great Japanese director Yasujirô Ozu and is even more minimalist than the original (if that’s possible). It shows fragments of the life of young Yoko and her friend … Continue lendo

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Deadfall (dir. Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012) The movie is basically about two brothers on the run after a casino heist. It gets more interesting when you realize that the focus of the movie is not the theft or the suspense, but the … Continue lendo

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I Wish (Kiseki, dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2011) It’s a movie with children rather than a children movie, you know? This little japanese gem tells the story of a 12 year old boy who believes that the energy released by two bullet trains … Continue lendo

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Lola Versus (dir. Daryl Wein, 2012) Another young-woman-searching-for-herself movie, that’s so in these days. It’s a nice movie, but I would recommend Frances Ha instead, with the same protagonist (the independent directors favorite Greta Gerwig) and a very similar central plot. The highlight … Continue lendo

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2 Days in New York (dir. Julie Delpy, 2012) It’s curious and fun to observe the cultural differences between the U.S. and France in this comedy directed by Julie Delpy, but I recommend watching 2 Days in Paris before, so you … Continue lendo

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The last three… movies

Hitchcock (dir. Sacha Gervasi, 2012) First of all, I could not get over how much Anthony Hopkins is NOT resembling Alfred Hitchcock in this movie. And, please, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. No, right? Also, I think the name of the movie … Continue lendo

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The last three… movies

Frances Ha (dir. Noah Baumbach, 2012) Do you know that stage in life when you’re not in school anymore, but you still don’t have a great job, a nice apartment… When your life should be minimally structured, but it’s not? Well, … Continue lendo

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