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The driver Ryan Gosling gets away with the money

Drive, a nostalgic neo noir nightride

In Drive, an anonymous stunt driver works in a garage by day and roams the streets of L.A. by night. The shy guy offers his services as a getaway driver for holdups and heists. After meeting the girl next door in his Echo Park apartment

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

Joaquin Phoenix gazing in the mirror

Her, a science fiction romcom by Spike Jonze

Her is a romantic science fiction comedy by director Spike Jonze released in 2013 and nominated for 5 Academy Awards and awarded with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The movie has a very melancholy atmosphere to it and deals with heartbreak and the impersonal communication between people

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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

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

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

Rubber vintage movie poster

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

the hateful eight

The Hateful Eight by Tarantino

The Hateful Eight, the long awaited eighth movie by Quentin Tarantino, if we forget the flick Death Proof which is part of the double feature Grindhouse together with Robert Rodriguez’ Planet Terror, is a return to the westerns from the sixties, especially those of the two