‘Screening This Week’ Category

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Hopefully the final installment in this franchise. I hear it’s good, and won an Oscar though I think the Jacuqes Tati animated feature The Illusionist should have won.

Tampopo (1985) – aka the year Marty McFly when back to the future :)

A Japanese love story of food, particularly ramen, with a dash of western and samurai influences.

25Oct

Current Week

Currently searching for worthy films to post here. In the meantime, try to watch a film you probably would never watch. Leave your comfort zone.

Les herbes Folles (2009)

Directed by Alain Resnais, this film follows the romantic adventures that ensure when a man discovers a lost wallet and is intrigued by it’s owner. This film was at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and I have been waiting forever to see it, I’m sure it’s great.

Restrepo (2010)

This documentary focuses on a group of American soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley at an outpost named Restrepo – considered one of the most dangerous posts in the military. The documentary is experimental and doesn’t follow the usual rules of interviews – there are no politicians or diplomats interviewed here. All there is, is 90 minutes of war, filmed to make the viewer feel like they are part of the military outpost. Restrepo is a must see documentary. 

Cyrus (2010)

Jay and Mark Duplass direct this comedy about a divorced man, John (John C Reilly) who meets a beautiful woman, Molly (Marissa Tomei) and her son Cyrus (Jonah Hill). Molly and Cyrus have an unconventional relationship and are extremely close to each other to the point where Cyrus doesn’t want anyone else in his mother’s life. Naturally, comedy ensues with John and Cyrus both battling for the affection of Molly. If you see this one, keep in mind that the directors used an improvisational technique and rarely relied on the script so what you are watching is most likely improvised by the actors themselves.

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

Casey Affleck stars in this western neo-noir about a psychopathic serial killer who has run out of alibis to explain the dead bodies that are piling up around him. But in this film, nothing is as it seems, and everyone, including those pursuing the serial killer have secrets to hide. 

The Trotsky (2009)

Leon Bronstein, a high school student in Montreal, claims to be the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. Yes, you read that correctly. And just like Trotsky, Bronstein acts the part, embarking on a series of political and social movements, strikes and protests. If you ever wondered what Trotsky was like as a student in high school, then you should see this film.

Mid-August Lunch (2008)

A middle aged man, named Gianni living with his mother spends his day between home and the local bar, until his landlord asks him to spend the day with his own mother on the national bank holiday. Gianni accepts but the manager turns up with two women, not just his own mother and Gianni’s holiday is overwhelmed with these three women. You must watch the film to find out what happens.