Another instalment in the Cloverfield universe?
It is actor Robert De Niro’s 75th birthday. His top 5 films:
- RAGING BULL
- THE GODFATHER: PART II
- THE MISSION
Nearly made the list:
- JACKIE BROWN
- ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
- TAXI DRIVER
- THE UNTOUCHABLES
- GRAVITY (2013)
- CHILDREN OF MEN (2006)
- HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004)
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s last three features are so visually dextrous, I cannot wait for his latest:
It is actor Angela Bassett’s birthday. Her top 5 films:
- BLACK PANTHER
- MALCOLM X
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
- STRANGE DAYS
Director Jacques Audiard (DHEEPAN, THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED, READ MY LIPS) hasn’t put a foot wrong. His latest:
It is actor Jennifer Lawrence’s birthday. Her top 5 films:
- SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
- THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
- X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- WINTER’S BONE
MADELINE’S MADELINE ★★★☆☆
D: Josephine Decker (Thou Wast Mild and Lovely).
S: Miranda July, Molly Parker, Helena Howard, Sunita Mani, Sophie Traub, Dana Eskelson.
Equally attention-grabbing and annoying. If Helena Howard is Charlie Sheen in PLATOON, then Miranda July is Willem Dafoe, and Molly Parker is Tom Berenger. The first casualty of pretentious performance art is innocence.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/madelines-madeline.html
It is actor Halle Berry’s birthday. Her top 5 films:
- CLOUD ATLAS
- MONSTER’S BALL
- THE LAST BOY SCOUT
- X-MEN 2
IN THE AISLES (In den Gängen) ★★★★★
D: Thomas Stuber (A Heavy Heart).
S: Franz Rogowski, Sandra Hüller, Peter Kurth.
German cinema is on fire at the moment. A film set in a supermarket recognising the dignity of ordinary lives. Told with flair about understated camaraderie and romance.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/in-the-aisles.html
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