Sunday, July 15, 2012
Monday, July 11, 2011
OSS 117: If you like parodies of movies you've never seen, then these are the films for you. They're like the Black Dynamite of French cold war spy thrillers - definitely more 'what's up tiger lily?' than Austin Powers. If none of that makes any sense to you, you still might like these movies, if you like funny things and don't mind reading.
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Babies we've watched this several times in our household - that's 2 adults and an 8yo and 2yo all enjoying it multiple times. Mostly we've seen it so much cuz our 2yo daughter insists on it - "THEN babies?" - but it's actually pretty funny. Babies do funny things - who knew?! It's also interesting to see the range of adaptability that babies (and humans in general) have across the world. The portions of the film that compare and contrast the daily life of babies in Namibian huts and Tokyo high-rises make you ponder the comforts you've come to take for granted.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Carlos the Miniseries - based on "historical and journalistic research" this miniseries explores the career of Carlos the Jackal. Mixing re-enactments of real events with news footage, this movie's a mix of 'Munich' (with an obviously different set of characters to focus on) and Dog Day Afternoon. Lots of backroom dealings laying bare the motivations and motivators in 70s/80s terrorism.
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct - I haven't seen this one yet, but Vincent Cassel in a biopic of an infamous French gangster?! You make the call.
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