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'' Movies can leave an indelible mark on our lives. We remember the way a person looks at another. We remember beautiful scenery or costumes. Some characters are so intriguing that we wish they were real so we could be their friends or family. ''
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Tangled (2010)
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The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. (100 mins.)
From Prada to Nada (2011)
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A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles. (107 mins.)
Director: Angel Gracia
“ Listen to : Cielito Lindo | Marta Gomez
Ay, ay, ay, ay,
Sing and don't Cry,
heavenly one, for singing
gladdens hearts.

for translation: ” - fatimatullah
Exam (2009)
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The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel. (101 mins.)
“ 80 Minutes
8 Candidates
1 Question

No Answer

There is one question before you, and one answer is required. If you try to communicate with myself or the guard, you will be disqualified. If you spoil your paper, intentionally or accidentally, you will be disqualified. If you choose to leave this room for any reason, you will be disqualified.

Invigilator: Any questions?

!!! ” - fatimatullah
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
Life as We Know It (2010)
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Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. (114 mins.)
Director: Greg Berlanti
State of Play (2009)
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When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ '' In the mid 70's, due to the heat of the political environment at that time, the genre decided to go in the same direction. All The Presidents Men, brought to light the investigative strategies of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and tackled the Watergate scandal from the perspective of the Washington Post. As audiences, we shared in the thrill of being able to follow the case as it unfolded, interviewing witnesses and piecing together clues in order to make a 10 O'clock print deadline. We were part of the chase, the scandal and always privy to the evidence necessary to solve the mystery at hand...that is until a new piece of evidence arose and bashed in all of our original assumptions.

State of Play may be the first film to pay homage to this Pakula classic while dually creating more poignant themes for today's political atmosphere. Crowe plays a reporter for the Washington Post and McAdams, an internet blogger, serving as our Woodward and Bernstein clones on the case of a Senator, Affleck, whose mistress succumbs to a rather untimely death VIA train tracks. To add insult to injury, it turns out that our reporter and senator are practically best friends. The plot unfolds, relationships falter and the real truth, to our pleasant surprise, blindsides us like a drunk driver on a narrow road.'' ” - fatimatullah
Inception (2010)
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A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ "Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange" ” - fatimatullah
Keeping Mum (2005)
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A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good. (99 mins.)
Director: Niall Johnson
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
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A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
When We Leave (2010)
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Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation. (119 mins.)
Director: Feo Aladag
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. (91 mins.)
The Rite (2011)
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An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course. (114 mins.)
“ The main concern of the film isn't horror, but faith. Specifically, it's all about one Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) trying to reconnect with his beliefs. Having studied to become a priest in an attempt to get away from the family business (his father, played by Rutger Hauer, is a mortician), he finds himself questioning that decision. The solution, according to Father Matthew (Toby Jones), is to attend an exorcism course in Rome (Pope John Paul II supposedly suggested every diocese should need an exorcist, and was said to have performed the rite personally in his younger years). The teacher, Father Xavier (Ciaran Hinds), recommends that Michael spend some time with a Welsh priest, Lucas Trevant (Hopkins), known among his peers for his unorthodox methods. And that's when things start getting interesting... ” - fatimatullah
Insidious (2010)
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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
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A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. (101 mins.)
Music of the Heart (1999)
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Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids. (124 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ & yeah .. My Life is Kind of a Funny/ Miserable Story
just try to catch what remained of your breath! ” - fatimatullah
Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)
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The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Sucsy
“ What a fascinating, engrossing film this was. The art direction, costuming and makeup were extraordinary. The film switches from the 1970s and 1930s, 40s and 60s and you feel like you're time traveling. The direction by Michael Sucsy moves the story along at a perfect pace and Rachel Portman's music score beautifully complements the entire production. Lastly, and by no means least, are the brilliant performances by Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, of which superlatives are inadequate to describe. This film was a real treat! '' ” - fatimatullah
Cell 211 (2009)
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The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal. (113 mins.)
Director: Daniel Monzón
Motherhood (2009)
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In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter's sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she's about to face in order to pull off the event. (90 mins.)
Seconds Apart (2011)
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Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telepathy. Things start to spiral out of their control... (89 mins.)
Director: Antonio Negret
“ '' it's about twins Seth and Jonah who share an evil murderous kinship, even though they come from a privileged lifestyle. Damned from the moment of their births, the brothers possess a gruesome talent for telekinesis - a power they use in the most horrific ways imaginable. As fellow students find to their cost. Can they be stopped? we shall see." ” - fatimatullah
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
“ The film's charm is definitely in its explanation for things. The way the bureau works and how they function is a wonder in itself.
The story is very imaginative and different from the norm, which is always a fantastic change in pace when it comes to film. At the same time though, those who like having absolutely everything explained to them will probably be disappointed. The Adjustment Bureau explains enough to get the wheels in your brain turning and leaves some things open to your interpretation.

It is not a film to be taken seriously in any way, but it has an interesting idea at its heart: successful politicians are people who are unlucky in love, only a broken heart can give you the anger and hunger necessary for real political victory. It could well be true. ” - fatimatullah
I Capture the Castle (2003)
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A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
Cop Out (2010)
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Jimmy's rare baseball card is robbed. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his cop partner Paul to track down the robber, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)
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A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again? (84 mins.)
Wit (2001 TV Movie)
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. (99 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ ''Wit” It is brilliantly informative at both an intellectual and emotional level. Emma is totally convincing as a cancer patient, whether she is vomiting or hoarsely whispering poetry through a great veil of pain. I would recommend it to anyone, but especially to anyone close to someone dealing with cancer. For persons with cancer, watching this film can be an enlightening though painful journey of self-exploration.


* The scene in which the nurse sits on the patient’s bed in the middle of the night, sharing a popsicle, was so intimate.

* The “Grand Rounds” scene would be funny if it weren’t so sad. “That was very educational” Bearing says to the camera, “I am learning to suffer.” The contrast between the necessarily indelicate realism of the resusitation (Code Blue) scene with the ethereal beauty of the ‘runaway rabbit’ scene that precedes it is powerful. That scene of Bearing’s friend and mentor reading the classic childrens book will bring tears and remain in memory. ” - fatimatullah
The Vow (2012)
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A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Sucsy
Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Saving Face (2012 Documentary)
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Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad returns to his native Pakistan to help those left horribly scarred by acid attacks. (40 mins.)
“ '' The film is a roller coaster ride of emotions. It starts off with Zakia a 39 year old woman, who says she cannot bear to look at her face any more. Her face haunts her and that’s why she has stopped looking into the mirror. She shows the audience her past photos and how she used to be, before she got disfigured by acid. She tells the audience that she used to love taking photographs of herself; when her mother used to buy her new clothes, she would wear them and get her photographs taken at the photo studio. However, now she feels terrible after looking at the photographs and how she used to be. A face filled with melancholy explains she does not want to see the light now that her face has to get used to remain covered with a veil and sunglasses, in order to hide the face from the society and people, so they don’t get scared.

It goes on to show different women briefly, all victims of acid attack and all having one question on their lips “why me?” It is a powerful question and certainly something that should be pondered upon. Why were these women targeted? Why is it that there are over 100 reported cases of acid attack in Pakistan this year? What was their fault that they got so brutally punished? Rukhsana, a 23 year old woman and another protagonist of the documentary, also had the same question in her mind. Why was she punished like this and why did she become a victim of acid attack? Her husband threw acid on her face; her sister-in-law threw gasoline on her and her mother-in-law set her on fire. These women had no hope and thought they couldn’t return to normal life, but due to Dr. Jawad’s efforts, these women got a new lease on life; especially Zakia who had a reconstructive facial surgery done, which helped her shed the veil, make like her face again and bring happiness back to a certain extent.

Saving Face is an emotion-driven documentary which will make you cry, or at least get you teary eyes, as you can’t help but feel bad for these women and sympathise with them. There are many instances and painful moments in the film which will leave you with mixed emotions. You will be angry and sad at the same time. One such moment is when Rukhsana finds out that she’s pregnant with the same man’s child who attacked her with acid and because of this; she can’t have her reconstructive surgery. She becomes sad, but happy at the same time; thinking that maybe this child will bring her happiness. She can’t even leave her husband and family, because she has no other way of supporting her children and she doesn’t want them to suffer. She is stuck…

Take out 52 minutes of your time from your day, to watch this gem of a documentary, because Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Jung have done a good job. Granted that it could have been made better or better explained – like if Rukhsana’s sister-in-law and mother-in-law conspired to set her on fire, why weren’t they arrested by the police or why weren’t they featured in the film? Or they could have showed how the other acid attack victims were doing, in a bit more detail than they did. Regardless, this is a film that shows female strength and courage; how these women, even after facing such harsh and cruel treatment, managed to overcome that and living their lives. How after her reconstructive surgery, Zakia, dressed in bright red clothes and no burka or veil in sight, walked confidently on the street and even smiled; as if nothing had happened. That gives out a strong message that, even if something bad happened, your life shouldn’t stop. Like the age old English idiom “time and tide wait for no man”, one has to keep moving forward under any circumstances.'' * ” - fatimatullah
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
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A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. (110 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
Shame (2011)
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A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
Melancholia (2011)
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
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A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)
The Lost Valentine (2011 TV Movie)
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Lucas Thomas's grandmother Caroline returns every Valentine's Day to the station where, at their then first wedding anniversary... (87 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
Friends with Benefits (2011)
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A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications. (109 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
The Smurfs (2011)
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When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. (103 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
Poetry (2010)
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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Young Adult (2011)
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Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
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As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another. (93 mins.)
Director: Yann Samuell
Like Crazy (2011)
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A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. (86 mins.)
Director: Drake Doremus
My Life in Ruins (2009)
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A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece. (95 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
Love Actually (2003)
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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
Brave (2012)
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Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)
Bridesmaids (2011)
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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ " كالأسماك خارج الماء، هذا الفيلم «يفرض» حياة لا تلائم أبطاله أبداً. مثلما نجد العديد من الأفلام التي تتناول حكايات صداقة بين شخصين، وتحت أي ظرف من الظروف التي تُمليها عليهم القصة، لم يجدا شيئاً مشتركاً بينهما. كما نعلم أنّ كل شخص لديه مناخه الخاص المتصّل بوظيفته وحياته الإجتماعية ومكان سكنه وأمور أخرى كثيرة. خلق روابط مع أشخاص بالكاد نعرفهم أو ممن لا يوجد بيننا وبينهم أي شيء مشترك، هو أمرٌ صعب. الإضافة الهامة للكوميديا في الفيلم تجعل الرحلة مستساغة وممتعة. كما يُقال: الضحك هو أفضل دواء.

تدور القصة حول «فيليب» وهو من أغنى النبلاء في فرنسا، والذي تتدهور حياته بعد تعرضه لحادث بالمظلات ويصبح في حالة شلل دائم. إعاقته الشديدة تعني أنّه لابد له من الإتكّال على الآخرين بشكل متواصل في القيام بالمهام اليومية، كالإستحمام وقضاء الحاجة. لهذا السبب لديه عدّة مقابلات تنسّقها مساعِدته الخاصة مع عدد من الأفراد من قطاع الرعاية الصحية للعثور على مرشّح واحد يساعده في تسهيل حياته أكثر. أحدهم يدعى «إدريس» وهو شاب تم إطلاق سراحه من السجن مؤخّراً بتهمة السطو المسلّح على أحد المصارف، والذي تم إجباره على الذهاب للمقابلة من قِبَل عضو مجلس الإرشاد. «إدريس» يظهر في المقابلة بشكل متهوّر ويُبدي غروراً واضحاً وعدم الإهتمام بمحنة «فيليب». لأسباب لا يفهمها إلا «فيليب» نفسه، «إدريس» هو الذي يلقى إعجابه من بين كل المرشّحين. عدم الإكتراث والشفقة من ذلك الشاب هو ما بالتحديد ما يريده من الشخص الذي سيقوم بمساعدته. هكذا تبدأ عملية الإقتران غير المتوقعة، والتي تجعل من شخصين كانا أبعد ما يكون عن بعضهما، أقرب بشكل لم يتصوّراه أبداً.

المخرجان «ناكاشي» و»تولدانو» يعالجان المادة القصصية بحكمة وروّية، ويعرفان أين تكمن نقاط القوة في الفيلم والتي تشجّعهما على الإستفادة من مزاياها لأقصى درجة وبلا توقّف. البطل الذي يراه المشاهدون في البداية ويظنّونه سخيفاً وسطحياً، وأقصد بذلك «إدريس»، يجب أن يخوض دروساً كثيرة من أجل أن يتكيّف مع محيطه الجديد وكيف يتواصل مع المجتمع. في حين لا يعرض الفيلم هذه الدروس بشكل مفصّل، ولكنه يصل إلى الهدف بسرعة معقولة مما يسمح للغالبية العظمى من هذه القصة بالتركيز الكامل على ازدهار الصداقة بين «إدريس» و»فيليب».

ما يساعد الفيلم هو اعتماده على الكوميديا، وفي نفس الوقت لا يخلو من طبقات الدراما التي تتزايد مع الأحداث، مما يجعل المَشاهد أكثر وقاراً. العلاقات بين الشخصيات تتعمّق بشكل مضحك ومبكي، وكذلك بالنسبة للموسيقى، فكيف للموسيقى الكلاسيكية الهادئة أن تصبح صديقة موسيقى الهيب هوب الصاخبة؟؟!! النص السينمائي رائع للغاية ومليء بالإنسانية والمشاعر النبيلة، والفنان «عمر ساي» هو نجم الفيلم الحقيقي. صريحٌ وواثق من نفسه، ويبدي كل الرعاية والإهتمام حين يُدرك مدى قسوة الظروف التي يمر بها «فيليب». شخصية «إدريس» تتطلب قوة وصلابة، وهو يمتلكها بوفرة، أداءه كان ساحراً ومذهلاً،و النجم «فرانسوا كلوزيه» يبدع هو الآخر في أداء شخصية «فيليب» بهدوئه ونظرته المتفائلة للحياة. إنّه فنّان واستطاع إقناعنا بإعاقته بشكل يجعلنا نريد أن نكون مكان «إدريس» كي نساعده ونخفّف آلامه. إنّ الفيلم مستوحى من قصة حقيقية وما نراه هو عرض نموذج واقعي لشخصيتين حقيقيتين لا تزال صداقتهما قائمة.

ليس هناك أعظم من فيلمٍ يرسم على وجوهكم إبتسامة وعلى قلوبكم أيضاً. فيلم «المنبوذون» من الأفلام الفرنسية القليلة التي تُقدَّم بحسٍ فنيٍّ عالٍ. المخرجان محظوظان بما يمتلكانه في فيلمهما: «بطلان مميّزان ونص سينمائي مذهل»، والنهاية الرائعة تكشف عن ثمار هذه الصداقة النادرة وتترك للمشاهدين نافذة مفتوحة يرون من خلالها أجمل منظر طبيعي عنوانه «إدريس» و«فيليب». "

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good ” - fatimatullah
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
Les Misérables (2012)
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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
Grandma, a Thousand Times (2010 Documentary)
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A poetic documentary that puts a feisty Beiruti grandmother at the center of brave film exercises designed... (50 mins.)
Director: Mahmoud Kaabour
The Great Gatsby (2013)
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A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. (143 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
The Heat (2013)
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An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. (117 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ just forget about the story.. about anything useful you may look forward in a movie.. and remember to free your heart, cause this movie -in the most of its parts- is a big laugh! ” - fatimatullah
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ "Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."

" مكون من 6 قصص مختلفة في أزمان متعددة يربطها رابط ما، مما يوحي ببذل جهد كبير لتوضيح هذا الرابط وشرحه للمتفرج من خلال إجابات على الأسئلة الوجودية التي يطرحها الفيلم حول استقلالية حياة الإنسان عما سبقه أو تلاه، وارتباطه بها، مما يوحي للمشاهد أننا أمام فيلم معقد، يصعب فهمه، وهو ما أوحت به المشاهد الأولى بتقطيعاتها المونتاجية السريعة قبل تتر الفيلم.
لكن وما أن تبدأ القصص في التشابك خلال العرض، حتى تتسرب الإجابات بسهولة مدهشة، فيختفي ارتباك عدم الفهم، وتتفرغ لمشاهدة قصة تلك السفينة التي تبحر في الأطلنطي وعلى متنها الطبيب الشرير والعبد الطيب خلال القرن الـ19،وكذلك قصة الحب الشاذ بين موسيقار وعالم في بداية القرن العشرين، ثم قصة الصحفية التي تحارب الفساد في سبعينيات القرن الماضي، والناشر العجوز عام 2012، وجيش التحرير في كوريا خلال القرن القادم، وقصة ما بعد انتهاء الحضارة.

الفيلم من الأفلام التي تحتاج إلى شرح، إلا أنه لا يبذل جهدًا في شرح فكرته و مغزاه، لا يبذل جهدًا في ربط خطوطه الزمنية، على العكس تمامًا. الفيلم استغل مدته الزمنية الطويلة، و مع مرور دقائق الفيلم تتضح الصورة شيئًا فـ شيئًا، أنت لا تحتاج لأن تتعب نفسك بالتفكير، و لعل الفيلم يمزح معنا في هذه الجزئية، فنحن نجهد عقولنا محاولين فهم الحبكة و ربط الشخصيات لنتفاجئ بأن الموضوع بسيط و سهل، و أن نهاية الفيلم تربط كل الخيوط، و نكتشف فكرة الفيلم الأساسية و مغزاه.

الفيلم حسب ما أذكر مخولني! وبعد النهاية حسيتني بحاجة لمتابعته مرة ثانية للتركيز أكثر ” - fatimatullah
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
Liberal Arts (2012)
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When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Radnor
Wadjda (2012)
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
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Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself. (111 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ one of the reviews that says enough:

''It is one of the most philosophical movies. The trip is not between places but between identities. An existential journey into the great unknown of the soul. Some say we take ourselves everywhere we go. This movie tries to tell us instead that we *find* ourselves in those places, we discover a new way of seeing with our own eyes and, when we leave, a part of us stays in that place forever. Returning there is a way of visiting ourselves, like we would an old friend...

There's so many layers, so many subtle metaphors, so much poetry in the imagery and storytelling, that despite being such a straightforward story you can't help feeling like you're walking through a maze, a labyrinth of emotions and thoughts, where present, past and future merge into a vast uplifting eternity.

There's a fiction within a fiction here: a book within a book within a movie. A lie within a lie: a poet within a reader, within a spectator, within a person. This dilution between fiction and reality and between the actor and the audience often occurs, but rarely is it ever a theme, rarely is it ever presented as a question to the audience and rarely so beautifully answered. This game of mirrors will leave you full of wonder and hungry for life.

There couldn't be a better outcome for a story that starts with a suicide attempt... There's too many reasons to watch this movie and too little space to review it properly unfortunately... The scenery of Lisbon, the universal anguish of the characters, the excruciating portrayal of the Portuguese dictatorship, the lessons it offers on some of the most important questions one can ask oneself... Do yourself a favor and go see it! '' ” - fatimatullah
Blue Valentine (2010)
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The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
Closer (2004)
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The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
Prisoners (2013)
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When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? (153 mins.)
“ ''Making children disappear is how we wage war with God. Makes people lose their faith. Breeds demons like you''

الفيم رمزي، ما فهمت الايحاءات اللي كان يشير لها بالتمام، وهالرفيو اللي في الرابط كان كفيل بتوضيح عدة نقاط مهمة.. ” - fatimatullah
We're the Millers (2013)
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A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. (110 mins.)
“ Hilarious! give it a try :D ” - fatimatullah
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
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The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily. (106 mins.)
Director: James Wan
The Family (2013)
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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. (111 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
Drinking Buddies (2013)
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Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't. (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
Gravity (2013)
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Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Last Love (2013)
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He's a widower in Paris who speaks no French; she's a dance instructor less than half his age. Can they become a family, or will his estranged adult children halt the friendship? (111 mins.)
The Woman in Black (2012)
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A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
The Skin I Live In (2011)
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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
RED 2 (2013)
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Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. (116 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ “I haven't seen the first one, but I really enjoyed this. It is not deep, not a movie that needs to be over-analyzed but it is silly,funny, entertaining and an exceptionally good time. ” ” - fatimatullah
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
Contracted (2013)
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After being drugged and raped at a party, a young woman contracts what she thinks is an STD; but, it's actually something much worse. (84 mins.)
Director: Eric England
About Time (2013)
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At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (123 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Blue Jasmine (2013)
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A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love... (98 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ it's all about ''Cate Blanchett'' performance <3 ” - fatimatullah
Her (2013)
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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ <3 ” - fatimatullah
Red State (2011)
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Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda. (88 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
Another Year (2010)
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A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. (129 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
One Day (2011)
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After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day. (107 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ One day means 24 hours out of a person's life, but that can be a long, momentous and rather depressing time.

One Day is giving us a look in on the lives of Emma and Dexter each July 15, beginning in 1988 and ending in 2006.

I have not read David Nicholls' book, but as I read, the point of the book is that each chapter gives us a snapshot update of the same two people on the same day every year: 15th July.

Emma and Dexter spend the night together on this date in 1988, their graduation day at Edinburgh University. They never become a couple, but the story follows their twin lives on this day over the next 20 years: sometimes together, sometimes poignantly apart.

their relationship has some sweet touches.

Emma is a talented writer-to-be, though her inability to leave Dexter behind, despite having virtually zero reason to keep him, is baffling. She allows him to destroy her life on a continual basis, and it would be much easier to understand if there was even the slightest spark between the two. Instead, she only becomes a necessity in Dexter's life once the need to have her there is all that's left for him. He is never appreciates her as anything more than a shoulder to cry on when he's feeling low. Essentially, he uses her.

The movie never has much space to breathe, and there are only one or two real laugh lines in the entire film. ” - fatimatullah
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
Cargo (2013 Short Film)
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Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter. (7 mins.)
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
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To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe. (12 mins.)
Director: Kunio Kato
“ The imagery of the memories depicted in this short film are beautiful. It manages to encapsulate and evoke what an entire life lived might feel like, through some of the pain, but much of the beauty. A beautiful short, animated film. No dialogue – just exquisite visuals and music and a sweet tale of memory in a lonely place. ” - fatimatullah
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
Moving Takahashi (2011 Short Film)
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'Moving Takahashi' explores the space between human frailty and moxie, with two desperate but determined... (10 mins.)
Director: Josh Soskin
Lovefield (2008 Short Film)
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Combines elements of horror, suspense and drama to create a story that takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions. (6 mins.)
Director: Mathieu Ratthe
“ Because this is a silent film, the camera tells the story for us. Here we see a shot of the camera looking up at the man, this gives the audience an impression of he looks nervous, scared even, maybe as if he has done something he regrets, it shows that in the story, he is the superior person. We do not know if he is responsible for the situation but he certainly acts like it and whoever or whatever he is looking down at, must be on the ground for a reason. ” - fatimatullah
Philomena (2013)
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ was nice, with a gentle touch ” - fatimatullah
August: Osage County (2013)
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A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (121 mins.)
Director: John Wells
“ ''This isn't a movie for everyone. It's exhausting, it's full of really despicable people, and it's mighty depressing. This is a grueling story of the destructive force of addiction, the danger of anger, the hurt of betrayal, and the pain caused by keeping secrets. But the acting is so terrific, the roles so strong.''
''Life is very Long'' ” - fatimatullah
Two Lives (2012)
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As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children." (97 mins.)
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
“ <3 ” - fatimatullah
Yes (2004)
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In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony... (100 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
“ Speak to Me:
While she's in a coma: ” - fatimatullah
True (2004 Short Film)
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The phone rings, startling Tomas, who is seated in front of the computer. He feels for the telephone receiver... (10 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)
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In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids. (102 mins.)
“ Was designed for the gentle laughter it easily earns.

Set in 1962 Paris, the story involves a seemingly hopeless, staid bourgeois businessman whose entire existence — family, career, sense of purpose and patrimony — is overturned after he discovers another, happier world with a group of Spanish maids living in his family’s building. ” - fatimatullah
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
“ ”If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a folk song”

>> ” - fatimatullah
Blind (2007)
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In late 19th century's Netherlands, an albino woman and a blind man develop an indiscriminate love for one another. Will love be blind? (98 mins.)
“ ''She doesn't want to be seen''
& the soundtrack .. <3 ” - fatimatullah
The Song of Lunch (2010 TV Movie)
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A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue. (50 mins.)
“ Details <3 it's all about the lovely tiny details ” - fatimatullah