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Every December, in the China mainland, is the protective month for Chinese productions in local multiplexes, practically all the foreign tentpoles are pushed back and it is also the most profitable period for this vastly booming market. This year, the two main contenders are GONE WITH THE BULLETS (2014), Wen Jiang's much-hyped follow-up to the massively successful LET THE BULLETS FLY (2010, 8/10) and this Hark Tsui's latest offer of a 3D spectacle retelling a legendary battle during the period of Chinese Civil war. Nevertheless the former receives some unexpected backlash from critics and audience, which prompts me to pick the latter, plus I am bringing my parents, who will feel more related to the story since they know the original tale very well. continue reading my review on my blog: http://wp.me/p1eXom-1Lw
A Neil Simon's romantic comedy helmed by Herbert Ross, stars his wife of that time, Marsha Mason, who would continue to lead three more pictures based on Simon's script, and among those four pictures, Mason acquires three Oscar nominations out of them (including this one, CHAPTER TWO 1979 and ONLY WHEN I LAUGH 1981), but more significant is that it won BEST LEADING ACTOR for Richard Dreyfuss, once the youngest winner at the age of 30 until Adrien Brody would unseat him in THE PIANIST (2002, 9/10). continue reading my review at my blog: http://wp.me/p1eXom-1Ls
I will be forever indebted to this film since it effectuates my diva Moore's prestigious trifecta achievement of winning BEST ACTRESS grand slam in Berlin, Venice and Cannes, joining the prestigious elites of Jack Lemmon, Sean Penn and Juliette Binoche, and ironically being the only one who is still Oscar-less to this day (It might change after the forthcoming Oscar season). Moore plays Havana Segrand, a Tinseltown actress has been past her prime, crying out to score the same role in a remake originally stars her deceased mother Clarice Taggart (Gadon), while the heebie-jeebies are disturbingly unbearable for her, so as to she sees her dead mother's spook everywhere, even during a threesome. Moore evidently embodies Havana's over-the-top mannerism to extremes, contrasts her insolent and condescending conduct to her newly employed assistant aka. the chore whore (in her own words) Agatha (Wasikowska), a disfigured girl new-in-town with her contrived civilities in the showbiz. Cronenberg baldly exposes both the front facade and the backstabbing reality on account of Bruce Wagner's meaty script from an insider's POV. And Ms. Moore puts an all-out effort to mock and ridicule, it is purely entrancing to read her as a contemptible buffoon until the unexpected outburst suddenly terminates her futile life. In sheer blonde, Moore is fearless as ever, and beautiful as well, but it is a co-lead role at the most, she is not a sympathetic character, but one just cannot get enough of Havana Segrand!
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FRENCH CANCAN is a highly pleasurable extravaganza of Gallo musical and comedy from the cinematic titan Jean Renoir, placed within his marvellous oeuvre, the film doesn?t have a chance to be a standout, but compared with its follow-up ELENA AND HER MEN (1956, 5/10), Renoir?s star-vehicle for Ingrid Bergman, this film stuns in its spectacular scenic management of its pay-off moment, the much anticipated French cancan performance, which transpires to be a truly sensational delight and a sumptuous visual spectacle. continue reading my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-1Lg
A double-bill of the film versions of BBC series THE TRIP, the first season is in 2010, Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour Northern England's finest restaurants, but his then girlfriend Mischa (Stilley) back-pedals in the last minute, so Coogan asks his friend, the comedian and impressionist Rob Brydon to come with him instead. The second season is released this year, and the pair embarks on a trip to Italy for the another restaurant review tour. Both seasons are separately compressed into two film features by its director Michael Winterbottom.
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