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Édgar Ramírez in Carlos

Carlos: The Trilogy DVD Review

2010 Director: Olivier Assayas Script: Dan Franck, Olivier Assayas Cast: Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Nora von Waldstätten, Ahmad Kaabour, Christoph Bach, Susanne Wuest, Anna Thalbach, Julia Hummer Sidestepping the controversy that Aaron Sorkin’s Social Network script recently attracted, Carlos begins with a disclaimer informing us that it’s purely a work of fiction based on real […]

Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody in The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom DVD Review

2009, Optimum Home Entertainment Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Robbie Coltrane, Rinko Kikuchi Script: Rian Johnson You have to admire writer/director Rian Johnson’s propensity for overreaching. His first movie, Brick, was a high school murder mystery which channelled the noir sensibilities of Hammett and Chandler, and even if its askew […]

Aggeliki Papoulia and Mary Tsoni in Dogtooth

Dogtooth Film Review

2009 Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Writers: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Christos Passalis, Anna Kalaitzidou Everything unknown is taken for magnificent, in this surreal and downright warped Greek movie that immediately evokes Lars von Trier and Michael Haneke, but is no less distinctive. Bar one home dentistry scene […]