Taken (I) (2008)

Taken: Who dares to kidnap the daughter of an ex-CIA talented agent and divorced father? Whoever does it will regret the day he was born! For its kind, not bad 🙂

My rating: 07/10


Mr. Nobody (2009)

We make every day decisions in our lives. Some of them, quite hard, that lead us to totally different paths from the ones we would have taken if decided otherwise. Imagine having the ability to live simultaneously all these different paths, all these different lives. And on top of that imagine having clear memories from all of them! Mr. Nobody is a person, which at a very old age, is looking back at all these memories.

There are so many crossroads when we did/said or did not do/say something that led our life to a different direction. The film slightly reminds Sliding Doors, but it is not. It is more about decisions than events. It has a philosophical approach to “why do we fall in love”, how that affects us, what really is time from a scientific point of view, how do we feel when we are old and why … Mon oncle d’Amérique is one of the few films which, like this one, is merging science and everyday life in the same canvas.

Jaco Van Dormael wrote and directed a magnificent film and although the entire cast is excellent, Jared Leto, in the role of the old man, gives one hell of a performance.

If you like films beyond the ordinary, down to Earth scenarios, this is one you should not miss.

My rating: 09/10

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Now, how may I describe that film? Wristcutters is like … bolero of Maurice Ravel: it starts with a low intensity, soft tune and as time passes by, it builds in meaning and intensity. Although sad at the beginning, an air of decadence from start to end, it has a hidden optimism about people and life. Especially at the end 🙂 The music by Gogol Bordello ties up so nicely with the verses of “Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground” and the film…It is as if looking at first at a painting, and you like it but you do not understand why.. but after looking it for some time, you like it even better because things fall into place 🙂

Do not miss it

My rating: 09/10

An unexpected gift

A couple of months ago, WordPress enhanced its services by adding site visiting statistics by country. Today I had the chance to have a look at these statistics for the first time.

A friend of mine asked me once: “who do you write this blog for, anyway?”. Well, having visitors from forty-three countries around the world (excluding mine) in 3,5 months is an unexpected gift for me. So, I want to thank all those who stopped by to see and may be found something of interest here. The top twenty-four percentages of traffic are shown in the diagram.