31 January 2009

Burn After Reading USA, 2008 ☆☆☆☆

A supposedly secret CD gets lost in a gym. Those who find it believe to have found a super top secret. However, what in reality was just the beginning of someone's autobiography gets way too many people in deep trouble. The Cohen brothers know how to do this in a hilarious way.
The Reader UK, 2008 ☆☆☆☆

The novel by Bernhard Schlink comes to the big screen. British actors playing as Germans in this sad story about a woman who was a former Nazi prison invigilator who is convicted to several year in prison after the war. It is mainly a love story, since her romantic liaison with a young German teenager.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas USA, 1998, ☆
Slumdog Millionaire UK, 2008 ☆☆☆☆☆

An entertaining story about Jamal, who unexpectedly wins the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and changes his life forever. A visually stunning movie.

11 January 2009

Four Minutes Germany, Vier Minuten 2006 ☆☆

A homicide prisoner with extraordinary musical talent tries to fight her temperamental fists in order to win in a local piano contest. Her teacher, a retired Second World War nurse, has a hidden past that will be unveiled as the movie reaches its dramatic climax.

07 January 2009

BenX Belgium, 2007 ☆☆☆

The story of an autistic young boy living with his family. We get to see how he views the world, as if it were a video game, where life and death are only temporary stages that can be claimed back. A sad and realistic story, perhaps the most original film made about the realities of living with autism.