Easy Money is a Swedish, German and Danish co-production from 2010, with a lot of soul. I have watched it with less surprise, knowing that in the Scandinavian Peninsula they prize the small budget and they use the money improving the act and everything just to make it real. It is violent, but mesmerizing, and very professionally acted by everyone. It has been extended to two more sequels, so it became a sort of a trilogy, like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, only that trilogy was made after … [Read more...]
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English Vinglish is an amazing Indian movie (the second presented here) released in 2012. It has now a 7.9 imdb rate out of ten with over 25k votes, which made the movie virtually accountable for the famous imdb Top 250. When I was still navigating in the nineties, I made some Indian friends who told me a lot about Bollywood and the stars of that moment. So, I learned about Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Darmeendra and others. I knew Raj Kapoor since I was a kid and I have … [Read more...]
What a pleasant surprise I had while watching the Norwegian crime/thriller/drama Headhunters, "Hodejegerne" in original! It is a 2011 Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany co-production with meaning. Some of the critics say it lacks logic. I don't think so. Every second is planned to mean what it has to mean, and the surprises are plenty. One doesn't need a lot of explaining while watching Headhunters. I have been first intrigued, then pleased. The message is also fine, because unbelievably, it's … [Read more...]
Young Frankenstein is a classic iconic comedy produced and directed by Mel Brooks in 1974. It is loosely based on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein". If you haven't watched it yet, you better do it as soon as possible, because this is one of the best comedies you'll ever watch. What Is Young Frankenstein About? I used this title because it is what I feel. This is the perfect comedy. Doctor Frederick Frankenstein is the old Baron (Viktor) Frankenstein’s grandson, an … [Read more...]
Boys in the Trees is an Australian horror-ish fantasy drama about teen friendship in a town with an irrelevant importance name. This is the debut feature of a very promising filmmaker, the young Nicholas Verso, who has written and directed the movie. It has been released in 2016 and it was featured at the Venice Film Festival, in the same year. [source for all pics: imdb.com] Boys in the Trees - Plot I gave a 9 out of ten to this wonderful, and, at the same time, very sad movie. … [Read more...]
Equity is a movie about women in finance. Shrewdness, ambition and lack of scruples is what one has to possess in order to make more money than one needs. It can be considered "feminist" because it is written and directed by women, but believe me, I don't notice here the lack of logic the movement is full of. [source: imdb.com] Plot The best about Equity is that it has a central female character with substance, almost like in another of my lately favorite movies, Miss Sloane. … [Read more...]