The acting by especially Audrey Tautou as Amélie and Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino is fantastic, but frankly the whole cast is great.
And with some very memorable lines, like "Mother, please do us all a very big favor and please die as soon as possible".
If you like this film, maybe you also like "Her last chance" with Kellie Martin! Rating: 9/10
This is a beautiful film by Laurent Achard, and it got an award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
It is mainly about a family in the countryside of France. There are two sisters, Francoise and Sonia, who both have (had) an incestuous relationship; Sonia with her uncle Maurice, and Francoise with Bernard, son of Maurice. They also have a little brother, Julien. Sonia, who is the oldest of the two, visits her parents with her present boyfriend Patrick. The factory where Bernard works, and is the property of uncle Maurice, holds a swimming contest, which is won by Karim, who is an Arab immigrant, who is illegally in France, and is a friend of the family. Off course, things go wrong between some of them because of the past...
Overall this was a very nice French drama, I rated it 9/10!
The only part I didn't really like was with the frogs!
My rating: 8/10
I saw this film last Christmas, and I shall watch it again next Saturday. It is not your common war-flick, it's nothing like "Platoon" or "Saving Private Ryan". It's more like "the Deer Hunter", but I found this film way better. It's about a couple of really intelligent soldiers in the end of WW2, who meet some German soldiers who want to surrender to the Americans. They make plans to "capture" the Germans, but it doesn't work out the way they planned it.
I liked this film very much, it has some beautiful moments, for example when they have a snowball fight, and the part where the Germans have decorated a (Christmas) tree, and sing "O Tannenbaum".
Nice acting by among others Ethan Hawke, Kevin Dillon, Gary Sinise and Curt Lowens as the oldest German soldier. My rating: 9/10
Especially I liked Dean Stockwell and Richard E. Grant as producer and writer. Greta Scacchi was nice as the girl with the Icelandic surname, so was Whoopi Goldberg!
Excellent camera-work, good acting by among others Ulrich Thomsen (Christian), Thomas Bo Larsen (Michael) and Paprika Steen (Helene). Directing by Thomas Vinterberg was also very nice. Festen is really a fine Danish film! My rating: 9/10
Steven Soderbergh (King of the Hill,Traffic) did a fine job, Albert Finney (Miller's Crossing,Traffic) was excellent, and so was Julia Roberts. If you like this movie, you may also like The Truman Show! My rating: 8/10
But if you want to see something different and also very scary, I still think you ought to to check out "Spoorloos":)
I almost thought that the story for "They Nest" was written by Stephen King, because of the location, on a small island off the coast of Maine. Also 'cause I saw two actors who played in SK-films before: Dean Stockwell (The Langoliers), and Jeffrey DeMunn (Storm of the century, Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile), who only has a small part, on the ferry to the island. The fact that the movie takes place in Maine, creates a certain feeling, like in a Stephen King movie. Therefore I thought that this film was not bad at all!
Especially Ana Torrent as Angela was really good. Also Fele Martinez as Chema and Eduardo Noriega (Bosco) did very well. A pretty good Spanish thriller, I rate this one a 9/10!
Richard Ramsey gets a phone-call from a man who claims that Richard's wife hired him to kill him for $10,000. When he meets him one evening, the hitman is shot to death himself. Not much later his wife Sarah Ramsey is also murdered, and Richard is the main suspect. After that the story gets more complicated, and there are several people who could have murdered both. For example Abe Shinoda, a Japanese partner of Richard's. Also Richard's stepfather Owen Jessop could have had his reasons to do it. And then you have Leslie Bullard, a friend of Sarah and Richard. As I said, complicated.
Overall a decent little film, with nice acting by (for example) Paul Sorvino (Lt. Farrand), Connie Britton (Leslie Bullard), Kate McNeil (Sarah) and Andrew McCarthy (Richard), one of the less fortunate Bratpackers. I rate this film a 7/10!