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Movies

Posted in Cinema, Movie by homeyra on April 8, 2007

I like movies. I used to be a real cinephile. Both Paris and Montreal offered a lot: In Paris, beside the latest movies, plenty of smaller movie theaters have retrospectives and movies from all around the world – twelve month a year, and Montreal’s great annual festival made up for whatever lacked during the year.

Now I buy or borrow CD’s. The choice is not as extended as I would have liked, but it’s ok. I can’t spend more than five minute in front of a movie I don’t like but I enjoy watching a good movie over and over again.

Here are what I saw recently, worthy of writing about:

shine.jpgShine, perhaps … for the fifth time! I usually like music related movies as well as true stories. David Helfgott‘s incredible destiny and the great cast deserve certainly to be seen at least … one more time 🙂

Syriana: I believe a realistic view of some aspects of the Middle-East: The oil story and the “whatever it takes” crowd. I like Matt Damon.

The Inconvenient Truth: No comments. In fact many thoughts, specially after the latest news from this UN thing. Will, for a change, this Mr. UN make himself useful to the humankind?

The Kid, with Bruce Willis, for a second time. Cute movie. Lily Tomlin makes me laugh even if she doesn’t utter a word.

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White, by Kieslowski – the second part of the trilogy Blue, White and Red. I haven’t seen the rest yet. I liked Zamachowski, the main actor. A strange love story with a Polish society background … Another “shuffled” country. If only those in possession of the “truth” monopole, would leave the people alone!

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  1. Sophia said, on April 8, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Homeyra,
    My preferred in Kieslowski’s trilogy is ‘Blue’. White is good also.

  2. homeyra said, on April 9, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    I have the CDs. Hopefully will see the other 2 anytime soon.

  3. naj said, on April 10, 2007 at 4:52 am

    to my shame, I have seen none but Blanc!
    I loved Rouge the most.

  4. musicalchef said, on April 10, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Syriana was good, and I think it represented a lot of what really goes on in politics. Although i couldn’t watch during the nail-pulling scene! Have you seen Lord of War?

  5. homeyra said, on April 13, 2007 at 7:43 am

    Naj: You mean among those you haven’t seen you prefer Rouge? 🙂
    MC: I also escaped the nail episode! No I haven’t seen the Lord of war.

  6. ggwfung said, on April 14, 2007 at 1:55 am

    re: Shine – great pianists never die

    ggw

  7. 99 said, on April 14, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Shine makes tears and snot fly out my face and hit the walls every time I watch it.


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