Day Glo wrote:
Notting Hill: An ineffective British shopkeeper (Hugh Grant) has a chance encounter with an American film star (Julia Roberts) and they fall in love. It could be sharper, it could be funnier - but the bones are strong, and the thing works in its own unhurried, distinctly British way. Some of the jokes are cracking. Grant really holds the film remarkably well; he's a generous leading presence but nobody steals this from him. Roberts doesn't have much to work with in the first half but fills in as the film moves on. Lots of recognisable faces in supporting roles, including Rhys Ifans, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Bonneville, Emily Watson, Gina McKee, and a very young Mischa Barton in one scene. Some of the soundtrack choices are... of their time. Written by Richard Curtis, directed by Roger Michell.
Well written, David.BEYOND HERE
Hugo Bousquet - Belgium - 2015
Had the feel of a Camus short story without the execrable misanthropy. Exposition is essentially limited to the score, which works in this instance. I stuck with it because of the brain melting landscapes and the well honed minimalist narrative. Others may find less to like. trailerCLAIR OBSCUR
Yesim Ustaoglu - Turkey | France | Germany | Poland - 2016
Ms. Ustaoglu has helmed a monumental film by, about, and for women which men would do well to heed. Lead actresses Funda Eryigit and especially Ecem Uzun do phenomenal work. Where does Turkey grow these geniuses?trailer