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 …

Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon)

A dashing storytelling in an unimaginable conundrum – Marinated in anguish, sexual humiliation, animal cruelty and death, Michael Haneke returns with his most challenging film, after US version “Funny Games”.Haneke shot this film in crisp black and white and set in a small village in northern Germany, 1913-1914. Filmed like a miraculously preserved aging photograph …

The Ides Of March

A Promising political drama from Mr. Ocean – The film is based on the play by Beau Willimon called “Farragut North”. And yet Clooney has managed to weave this film into an enjoyable pleasure of a devious political drama. Clooney’s fourth venture behind the camera is evolving into maturity. The film is gradually transforms into …