Hugo

Mediocre, oui monsieur Scorsese? – Based on “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” a historical fiction book written and illustrated by Brian Selznick. Swooping from the sky through tumbling snowflakes, clouds of steam and crowds of travelers, Scorsese‘s camera whooshes joyfully through a labyrinth of ladders, shafts, cranks and cogs enchant our eyes into pleasure. Hugo’s exuberant opening shot glimmers at the very beginning of an …

Platoon

Hell in Stone’s perfection – The Vietnam War was an unpleasant experience for everyone involved. Having served in Vietnam, Oliver Stone harnessed these experiences to make Platoon, he managed to made an astonishing Vietnam war film. Everything about it is as close to perfection as we are likely to see. And he unbelievably makes our feelings oscillated and takes …

The Manchurian Candidate

A riveting political thriller – From the Golden Globe nominated director John Framenheimer, the film sets in the demonizing and political overtones in the middle of cold war paranoia that struck all over America. A former Korean War POW Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) returns with the Congressional Medal of Honour, to his domineering mother Eleanor …