Archive | April, 2012

Jaws (1975)

17 Apr

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Two Years at Sea (2011)

16 Apr

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” (John Donne)

Donne’s 17th century poem explored the concept of human connection, yet his infamous opening line could be interpreted in a completely different light.  On one level, we are all interconnected, yet for some, connectedness with the land and indeed nature is of paramount importance.  For Jake, the subject of artist and director Ben Rivers’ feature Two Years at Sea,  being “a piece of the continent, a part of the main” defines his very being.

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The Seventh Seal (1957)

16 Apr

Nothing escapes me. No one escapes me.

South Pacific (1958)

14 Apr

What a pinhead I was!

Belleville Rendezvous (2003)

12 Apr

Swinging Belleville rendevouz/ Marathon dancing, doop-de-doo/ Voodoo, can-can, balais, taboo/ in Belleville swinging rendevouz..

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

11 Apr

Why don't you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?

This Must Be the Place (2011)

10 Apr

On paper, “This Must be the Place” is an intriguing proposition: This Italian-French-Irish co-production marks the English-language debut of Neapolitan director Paolo Sorrentino, utilizes eclectic filming locations — including Dublin, New York and New Mexico — and stars two of the finest actors working today — Sean Penn and Frances McDormand. It’s a crushing shame therefore that this cosmopolitan picture is such a muddled disappointment.

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Das Boot (1981)

10 Apr

They won't catch us this time! Not this time! They haven't spotted us! No, they're all snoring in their bunks!

Headhunters (2011)

9 Apr

Stieg Larsson’s phenomenally successful Millennium trilogy bought gritty Scandinavian thrillers to the world’s attention, which has undoubtedly benefited Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbø. Famed for his pitch-black Harry Hole crime-thriller series,  Nesbø is particularly skilled in crafting the flawed good-guy character (Hole, a brilliant detective, is also a heavy smoker and an alcoholic), an art that is clearly evident in Morten Tyldum’s adaptation of Nesbø’s 2008 stand-alone novel “Headhunters.”

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Caddyshack (1980)

9 Apr

In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher'