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T2: Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting, an acid trip down memory lane

Twenty years after director Danny Boyle introduced us to five Scottish junkies in Trainspotting, Boyle and four out of five guys are back in T2 Trainspotting. Spoiler alert: Tommy died in the first movie which explains his absence in this sequel. The cast and director

Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Five things you didn’t know about Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The eighties spawned many great popcorn movies like Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High by first time director Amy Heckerling. Fast Times is considered one of the first high school movies, together with the musical Grease, way before the genre was revived by Clueless

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

Forbidden Planet UFO

Forbidden Planet: a space odyssey before Star Wars

In the fifties our image of space travel and life on other planets was very different from now. Years before man had explored outer space and landed on the moon the film Forbidden Planet was released. Ten years prior to 2001: A Space Odyssey and

Easy Rider driving around

Easy Rider, a psychedelic musical road trip

Easy Rider is a psychedelic musical road movie that is unmistakably made in The Summer of Love in 1969. The movie was written, produced and directed by the main actors Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. This counterculture film did not remain unnoticed and was nominated

robert performing some unncessary plastic surgery

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

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

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

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.

Frances Ha

Frances Ha, a story of struggling youngsters in New York

Frances Ha is a beautiful black and white comedy by Noah Baumbach about a struggling modern dancer in New York. This fast paced movie emphasizes the dynamic city that never sleeps and the changes in the main character’s life. The movie is co-written by lead