This looks magnificent.
It is actor Bill Murray’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- MAD DOG AND GLORY
- QUICK CHANGE
- THE JUNGLE BOOK
HUSBAND MATERIAL (Manmarziyaan) ★★★★★
D: Anurag Kashyap (The Brawler, Raman Raghav 2.0, Ugly, Gangs of Wasseypur, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Return of Hanuman, Black Friday).
S: Tapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan.
An engrossing 156-minute pre-marital drama, which constantly keeps the audience guessing at how it will end right to the last minutes. An agonising, fervent love triangle that damns the pressure of getting married too soon. Anurag Kashyap is not only the best Indian director working, but now one of the world's most skilful.
It is actor Jon Bernthal’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
- THE ACCOUNTANT
- THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
- WIND RIVER
Keira Knightley’s quality performances are few and far between. Will this be one of them?
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD ★★★★★
D: Shin'ichirô Ueda.
S: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Hiroshi Ichihara, Mao.
One of my favourite films of the year so far. A deliriously brilliant Japanese zombie comedy.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/one-cut-of-the-dead.html
It is actor Jeremy Irons’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
- MARGIN CALL
- REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
- THE LION KING
- THE MISSION
This looks better than GREEN LANTERN.
MERANTAU (2009) showed promise. While I absolutely love THE RAID (2011) and THE RAID 2 (2014). I am so in for director Gareth Evans’ latest.
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