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12 Years a Slave, Oscar winning biopic

Imagine waking up one day to find yourself in shackles, robbed of your freedom and unable to contact your family and loved ones. This is exactly what happened to Solomon Northup, a black violin player on the advent of the American Civil War. The poor

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Ex Drummer: sex, drugs and rock n’ roll

Imagine Dumb & Dumber in the universe of Trainspotting. This could be the tagline of the raw Belgian movie based on the novel Ex Drummer by Herman Brusselmans, whose sarcastic dialogues are conserved in the film. Director Koen Mortier displays the differences between the sophisticated life of a

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom or boy scout meets girl

Moonrise Kingdom is a fantastic coming of age movie set in the sixties by talented director Wes Anderson. The ensemble cast consists of experienced actors like Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis and Harvey Keitel completed with young newcomers Kara Hayward

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler or the story of a strange sociopath.

Nightcrawler is a psychological thriller from 2014 starring a lean Jake Gyllenhaal and the ever charming Rene Russo. The movie is the directorial debut of Russo’s husband, screenwriter Dan Gilroy. Set in Los Angeles the film follows stringer Lou Bloom. A stringer is a freelance

Mr. Myagi trains his pupil Daniel-san

The Karate Kid or Rocky for teenagers

In 1984 John G. Avildsen, the director of Rocky gave us The Karate Kid. This teenage drama about a young boy’s road to success in the world of martial arts reminds us of the Sylvester Stallone classic by the same director that was released almost a

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La Piel Que Habito or The Skin I Live In

What do you do when your wife commits suicide and a junk harasses your daughter? That is the question Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar asks the surgeon Robert Ledgard in the dramatic thriller La Piel Que Habito. The shocking drama of a psychotic surgeon won a BAFTA

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The Blues Brothers, an eighties musical comedy

A decade before Reservoir Dogs, the iconic gangster outfit consisting of a black suit, skinny tie and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses was introduced in the early eighties musical comedy The Blues Brothers. However less violent in their actions than Tarantino‘s look-alikes, the protagonists

Arnold and Billy plan on catching the predator

Predator or Rambo versus Alien

Predator is a 1987 science fiction flavoured action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the muscular hero fighting an evil alien creature. Director John McTiernan later on directed the classic action movie Die Hard with Bruce Willis and the less successful Last Action Hero which also featured Arnold the Austrian Oak.

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Rubber, an absurd and funny horror movie

Who are the most frightening villains in movie history? Are psychopaths Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men, Batman’s nemesis The Joker and Dr. Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs the first names that come to mind? No, aforementioned characters are all

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Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho

English film director Alfred Hitchock made Psycho in 1960 when he had nothing left to prove. He already was the respected director of classic thrillers like Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, Rear Window and North By Northwest but wanted a challenge when he decided to film an