Archive | February, 2014

From the Archives: Giulia Doesn’t Date at Night (2008)

18 Feb

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Italian director Giuseppe Picconi’s latest picture is a touching, wonderfully understated tale of boredom, love, deception and ultimately tragedy. It’s a well observed and beautifully shot film that benefits from some fine central performances and — despite its inherently solemn tone — is a fascinating and thoroughly compelling watch. Continue reading

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Black Rain (1989)

18 Feb
Sometimes, you just got to go for it.

Sometimes, you just got to go for it.

Grand Central (2013)

13 Feb

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Love is often portrayed as a dangerous game; and yet by setting “Grand Central” against the unconventional backdrop of a nuclear power plant, Rebecca Zlotowski veils her picture in a darker and infinitely more stifling fog of threat. The seeming sterility of the plant lies in stark contrast to the beauty of the burgeoning and forbidden relationship that develops between Gary (Tahar Rahim), a carefree plant rookie desperate to kick out on his own, and confident Karole (an alluring Lea Seydoux), erstwhile fiancée of Gary’s colleague Toni (Denis Menochet).

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Downfall (2004)

13 Feb
Tomorrow millions of people will curse me, but fate has taken its course.

Tomorrow millions of people will curse me, but fate has taken its course.