Julia (1977)

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Shame (2011) by Steve McQueen

Shame (2011)

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Harakiri – Masters of Cinema Blu ray

The Masters of Cinema Blu ray edition of Harakiri arrived in the post today.

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Confessions (2010)

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The various “confessions” of this movie (the teacher, the two young murderers, the mother of one of them, a student bystander and accomplice) are destined to intersect in the only possible truth, one that enhances the uniqueness and value of every single existence, however brief, however disfigured by grief and mourning.
A particular scene left me really shocked. The word life is written on the classroom board accompanied by the unpleasant “scraping the chalkboard with fingernails” sound. Then the word is then deleted by the teacher with a fast movement of a hand. So quick. So sudden.
This was a disturbing and brutal. Like this movie was.
One negative comment. It looks too much like a music video.


Le temps qui reste (2005)

Not even ninety minutes. Dry. One concession to the selfish longing of life: a son given to a couple. Beautiful sad movie.

“Have you thought about the regret and guilt they’ll feel?”
“Oh well, I won’t be around to see it”
“So why did you tell me?”
“Because you are like me. You’ll be dying soon”

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With: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Daniel Duval, Marie Rivière, Louise-Anne Hippeau, Christian Sengewald, Henri Le Lorme, Walter Pagano, Ugo Soussan Trabelsi
Screenplay: François Ozon
Cinematography: Jeanne Lapoirie
Country of Origin: France
Premiere: 16 May 2005 (Cannes Film Festival)

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Citizen Kane (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition)

This set arrived yesterday. No comments needed. Some say: ‘the best movie ever made’.

 


Movies watched this week

The Landlord (1970) by Hal Hasby

Attack the Block (2011) by Joe Cornish

Taken (2008) by Pierre Morel

Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna (1970) by Lucio Fulci

Girlfriends (1978) by Claudia Weill

Prima della Rivoluzione (1964) by Bernardo Bertolucci