'Le Week-End' dir. Roger Michell - review
Life is not a fairy-tale but hard work and Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) are its best example. They come to Paris to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Their trip is more stressful than blissful. They meet Nick’s old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum) and his party is a turning point: she meets a stranger and she’s willing to go with him for a drink, he makes confessions of his anxiety and fears to Michael (Olly Alexander), son of the host. Anything can happen from that moment.
In the lack of good, compiled from short lived, ususally sex referrenced gags comedies this one comes as a breathe of the fresh air (like all these with intelligent humour and the spark that appear from times to time at the movies’ firmament).
'Le Week-End' is bright, bittersweet, charming and intimate comedy with smart dialogues and lives presented as they come. So there are broken people, bitter people, ones who can't function alone or at all (and sometimes it can be the same person), but there is time to cherish what's left, even if it's just the view from the hotel room that characters can't afford. And they're all so close because they're true - woman waking up in the middle of the night has tousled hair and no signs of make up.
Brilliant actors create brilliant performances. Magic and chemistry between Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan is the driving force of this movie. Olly Alexander shines with his supporting role as troubled, broken teenager, facial expression takes breath away, because with just small muscle’s change he delivers touching performance and it’s impossible to take eyes away from him.
Director of ‘Nottinh Hill’ once again brings lovely, intimate comedy and once again he leaves a little bit of hope in the heart of the viewer.
Well… thank you for the Porn Mr Hiddleston
I don’t even like him but I’m reblogging this for my friend. Magda :*
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' - review
They’re not typical bunch of (super)heroes, rather a-holes: thief Peter Quill (kidnapped from Earth in the 80s who is treating girls Bond way), assassin Gamora (raised by the murderer of her family, turned into ruthless killing machine), warrior Drax (filled with revenge, tree named Groot (powerful and kind alien) and a raccoon Rocket (scientifically modified creature in the shape of a raccoon). It couldn’t be more randon.
And they’re supposed to save the galaxy from vicious egomaniac who wants to destroy it with mysterious orb desired by many. Some would say that the future doesn’t look bright.
But they’re all somehow connected - by the loss, kindness in the heart. Even thought the tree only says ‘I am Groot’ (but every time it’s said in a different way thanks to Vin Diesel’s dubbing).
'Guardians of the Galaxy' is funny, loaded with battles, action and war noises movies. Kaleidoscope of characters makes it hard to get the plot sometimes (if you lose focus), but makes it more colourful as well.
It’s a movie for comic books’ geeks, action movie enthusiasts, the ones who love explosions, aircraft battles, space sagas, etc.
It you seek something ambitious, deep and complicated (and I don’t mean keeping up with who is who and how’s connected to others or the wholes story), then it’s a no go.
It’s simple entertainment with pinch of romance (between characters played by Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt there are sparks from the beginning), bite of drama and loads of laughter (especially caused by raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper) and action (and villains: Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, etc).
'Guardians of the Galaxy', dir. James Gunn, in cinemas now.