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Gérard Depardieu

Valley of Love (2015)

No matter how international they purport to be, all film festivals have to be based somewhere. The impulse to give a little boost to local talent becomes a hard one to fight. Valley of Love, perfectly serviceable as it is, feels like one…

Life Of Pi (2012)

Ang Lee is an astonishing filmmaker, truly astonishing. He made martial arts acceptable to both the masses and the art-house crowd with the sublime Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, he made an absolutely amazing comic-book movie that mixed…

Hamlet (1996)

If you want an informed and wiser look at this adaptation of the classic Shakespeare work then please read the review by Tue here. If you want to delve even deeper into the material and the interpretation of it throughout the years then I'm…

Potiche (2010)

”Potiche” is French for ”trophy wife”. The setting is a pastoral suburb of Paris, 1977. Catherine Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, the fairly airheaded bourgeois daughter of a successful factory owner. In her youth, she married the enterprising…

Mammuth (2010)

Some time ago I helped my mom look for some missing documents that she needed to have if she wanted to have her full pension when she retired. It was bureaucracy hell: hurrying from one department to another; long queues; indifferent public…

Novecento (1976)

Bernardo Bertolucci’s Novecento has five hours and fifteen minutes and before we know it this historical epic ends and we’re left craving for more. That’s the ultimate grace of Bertolucci’s masterpiece: one never feels the movie’s length;…