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Posts Tagged ‘ Richard Linklater ’

Five Films That May Have Slipped Through Your Radar

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The most anticipated film of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy, makes its debut this week. While Guardians will undoubtedly enjoy the same success as this year’s previous blockbuster hits such as The Lego Movie, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the more recent Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, it is worth taking a look at some of this year’s lesser know cinematic entries.

The film industry currently churns out more big screen outings a year than ever before, which sadly means we have to trawl through mountains of sparkly vampire love stories and Michael Bay presents too-many-explosions-for-its-own-good movie fluff, to uncover the real diamonds in the rough. Fortunately, you don’t have to, because since the invention of the internet, others can do the trawling for you and tell you what’s hot and what’s not. Continue reading

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Le Week-End

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For all its wry humour and fleeting warmth, Le Week-End revolves around two fairly traumatic thoughts. Firstly, in old age we will all be haunted by regret. Secondly, the only way of coping with that regret is to desperately cling to whatever love we’ve accrued along the way. The merits of this kind of love – the hard callus of intimacy that remains long after passion’s initial fracture – have previously been explored by writer Hanif Kureishi, and his latest film is another study of enduring human bonds. Continue reading

Before Midnight

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In Before Sunrise (1995) Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) fell in love during a brief, romantic encounter while wandering the beautiful city of Vienna. In Before Sunset (2004) Paris was the city of their rekindled romance, a flight was missed, and an unspoken promise was made.

Now, in Before Midnight,  Jesse and Celine are living with the consequences these promises left them with, the good and the bad. They have settled down as an unmarried couple in Paris, their two blond, curly haired twins keeping them busy. On a family trip to the Peloponnese in southern Greece, Jesse, now an established novelist, pitches ideas to his friends while environmental activist Celine contemplates a career change. Continue reading

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