24 November 2008

The Strangers (USA, 2008) ☆☆☆☆

It is difficult not to compare this film with the French hit film "Ils" from three years ago. According to this movie's creators, a childhood experience is what inspired them to write this story. Just like in the French movie, a couple is stranded in a house at night, when suddenly a young girl knocks on the door and asks for someone who does not live there. Soon she and her group of friends break in the house and torture our main characters.
99 Francs (France, 2007) ☆☆☆

Ein spannender Film, der uns zeigt, wie verrückt das Leben für manche geworden ist. Ein Marketing Expert fängt an, sich von seinem Alltag zu trennen. Er interessiert sich nicht mehr, was mit seiner Arbeit passiert, und er findet alles und allen langweilig. Er entschliesst sich zu töten, aber bevor er das macht, lässt er der Zuschauer in sein Leben einblicken. Eine Reihe von verrückten Szenen, wo sich Feier, Arbeit, Liebe und Sex mischen. Inspiriert von dem Erfolgroman "99 Francs" von dem französischen Schriftsteller Frédéric Beigbeder.
Emmas Glück (Germany, 2007) by Sven Taddicken ☆☆☆
No End In Sight (USA, 2007) ☆☆☆

A documentary about the war in Irak and the fact that "victory" seems far from being attained.

16 November 2008

The Fountain(USA, 2006) by Darren Aronofsky ☆☆☆
Eastern Promises (UK, Canada, 2007) by David Cronenberg ☆☆☆

13 November 2008

The Nines (2007, USA) ☆☆
He Was A Quiet Man (2007, USA) ☆☆☆

10 November 2008

Rear Window (1954, USA) ☆☆☆☆

A huit-clos style movie where a man begins to spy his neighbors and soon discovers that a murder has been committed. One of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpieces.

03 November 2008

Breaking and Entering (2006, USA) ☆☆☆☆

Two teenagers break in an office to steal computers. The owner identifies one of the boys and follows him to where he lives with his Bosnian mom, played by Juliette Binoche. A story about the invasion of privacy with a good final twist.

02 November 2008

Snow Snijeg (2008, Bosnia-Herzegovina) ☆☆☆☆

The story of the small and desolate village of Slavno, where mostly women live, left to their own destiny after the invasion and destruction they suffered under the Serbian dictatorship. The movie tells the story of how ten inhabitants try to survive and face the challenge of deciding to sell or not the village in order to move to the big city. The ending, which combines a dream sequence, is thought-provoking and as original as can be.