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Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie)
19 months ago via Flixster

Easy-going genre de vie movie about teenage rebellion. There's a lot of tenderness in Isabelle's life but she only notices it consciously when intimate with a much older man. His wife Alice, played by the still gorgeous Charlotte Rampling, is the true star actor in this piece. It's worth watching just for her stunning performance.

Interstellar
Interstellar (2014)
24 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This is a horribly narcissistic movie about Americans saving America/The World (the terms are interchangeable in this context) with ignorance, A Bad Guy and some nauseating moralising, badly done.

http://cullaloe.com/blog/2014/11/29/interstellar-narcissism/

Blue Is The Warmest Color
2 years ago via Flixster

La Vie d'Adèle (Chapitres 1 et 2) is a Palme d'Or winning film written, produced and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The story is based upon a graphic novel by Julie Maroh, Le bleu est une couleur chaude (Blue is the warmest color, the name of the film in English). The story is one of growing up as the eponymous Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos, left in the picture) concludes her school career before embarking on teaching. The crucial role of the teacher in bringing alive literature in particular and interest in the world generally is played out as a sub theme to the synchronous plot of Adèle's coming to terms with her sexuality. She makes mistakes - I thought her career choice was lazy - and suffers the consequences. The character presents as gauche and naïve despite her raw passion. Emma (Léa Seydoux, right) finds a muse for her art in Adèle but always remains the grown-up in their relationship.

The storytelling in the film is masterful, with Kechiche taking his time to bring out the nuances in each scene, never taking the procedural approach to capturing the moment, always letting it run. For some this may be irritating but if you can, watch this film and take your time to feel the moments as they unfold. If this film doesn't make you sob, you haven't been paying attention.

Review first posted at http://cullaloe.com/blog/2014/04/05/la-vie-dadele/

Rush
Rush (2013)
2 years ago via Flixster

A great story of professional respect, directed and played well.

Philomena
Philomena (2013)
3 years ago via Movies on Android tablet

Brilliant acting by Judy Dench and Steve Coogan, who also shows his producer credibility with this well crafted and thoughtful interpretation of Martin Sixsmith's story. British movie quality: subtle, nuanced and sharp.