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  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    ★★½

    Cyber terrorism and world domination. Good god, come up with something original at least. Action scenes are great (the remote control BMW for instance), but Bond chasing tech obsessed lunatics is tiring. This films feels most like the Bourne pictures. To bring up a surprise: Pre-Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher was a Bond girl. Oh how a career can change. The advent of magician Ricky Jay as a mainstream actor is also a welcome extra from the James Bond legacy though.

  • GoldenEye

    GoldenEye

    ★★★

    "If I want sarcasm Tanner, I'll talk to my children". Judy Dench with a wit that can kill. Pierce Brosnan in classic in his first Bond appearance and he's accompanied by a list of talented people. From Famke Janssen to Robbie Coltrane's likable ex-KGB agent and from Sean Bean to Samantha Bond's Moneypenny. 'Goldeneye' is centered in a time high tech arrived globally and there's a lot of hacking and coding going on. Not the most interesting plotwise, but the…

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  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★★

    January Theme; The Female Gaze: 5 films by female directors.

    Sunflowers, La Campagne , a young father, his loving wife, two adorable kids and a desirable younger mistress. François is looking for happiness in all the different places and his adventurous and egocentric behavior (at least to morally sane eyes) are no boundaries for him to be at peace with his idyllic life. The total incapability in having a human state of mind is confusing, but also a wonderful tool…

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

    Damn, what a film. David Lynch is a fascinating filmmaker. 'Blue Velvet' peaked my interest, 'The Elephant Man' moved me, 'Mulholland Drive' underwhelmed me (I have to give this another shot), 'Twin Peaks' made me understand the style of the surrealist director more, but 'Eraserhead' absolutely floored me. The grim images, the story, the lighting, the music. It feels prime Lynch to me, despite it being his feature film-debut. 'Rosemary's Baby' and this definitely put you off on bringing a child into the world.