Tag Archives: **** Movies

You Were Never Really Here

Is there hope in such a violent world? It has to be in simple things, like the beauty of a sunny day. Good movie, but very violent. Even disturbing.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman

90 minutes

My rating: 



It’s a delicious comedy about fighting the incompetent. Matthau is a field CIA agent who gets transferred to a desk job by his incompetent boss. As revenge, he starts writing his memories exposing how the security services really work and how the incompetent take wrong decisions for the despair of his boss. Glenda Jackson is wonderful as his girlfriend and accomplice.

Director: Ronald Neame
Cinematography: Arthur Ibbetson and Brian W. Roy
Cast: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom

104 minutes

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The Salt of the Earth

mmt807-flatpackThe world is so beautiful, but also so sad. One has to find happiness in small things. The movie is about the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world, including Africa and Latin America.

Directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Written by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier

110 minutes (it seems longer, as it is a dense movie).

My rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars