Latests movies seen

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) Film noir by John Huston. The perfect movie in its genre: crime, deceit, loss… It features Marilyn Monroe who at that time was little known. She isn’t even mentioned on the opening titles, only on the credit. It was a minor role to tell you the truth. It were Sterling Hayden, Jean…

Secret Sunshine (2007) (Milyang)

Secret Sunshine, or as its original title is: Milyang, is a movie by Chang-dong Lee that has received 7 awards, as well as the Cannes Festival Best Actress award for Do-yeon Jeon . This is a good place to write in big capital letters: SPOILER WARNING PLOT: The story is about a widow, Shin-Ae, that moves to…

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Last night I saw a very silly movie, which made me laugh a lot but grossed me out a little as well: Kung Fu Hustle. Entertainment Weekly said: “Think Kill Bill meets Looney Toons” and they are not far off. It won the public’s prize at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2005. I warn you –…

My Blueberry Nights (2007)

Last night I saw this movie, written/produced/directed by Wong Kar Wai (director of which I reviewed another movie already). The cast consists of Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman (who rules by the way), Rachel Weisz (drunken femme fatal here) and David Strathairn (which I know from the movie Sneakers (1992) with Robert Redford, Dan Ayckroyd, Sidney…

Azumi (2003)

I was thinking about Asian movies. Well, movies … I only saw Crouching Tiger…, Seven Swords and the beginning of The 7 Samurai (I must admit it took a bit too much concentration from me. I will have to watch it again someday, seeing it is a classic. I should find out why.) and then there…