Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Jude Law

Emma (1996)

While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Very competent made-for-TV adaptation of Jane Austen's novel needn't hide behind the cinema production from the same year.

Marion Benda

Death Train (1993)

A German Scientist has aided an ex Soviet general in constructing a nuclear weapon which is now in the possession of an American mercenary heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train.

Despite having a star cast this made-for-TV thriller with a far-fetched, nearly ridiculous story can't spark any tension.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Shutter (2004)

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident, and they soon learn that you can not escape your past.

Nicely eerie variation of a ghost story, the atmosphere similarly gloomy as in the original Ring/Grudge series, and the emphasis is more on guilt than the mere supernatural.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

La dolce vita (1960)

On the set: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg and Federici Fellini

The Face of an Angel (2014)

Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

Unabashedly pretentious exercise that takes a true crime case as an excuse to doodle about fact and fiction, the tagline sums it up perfectly: "Forget the truth, find the story"; the good cast does their best with their invidious roles, though.

Titanic (1997)