Film study… week 6

Before Sunset
Following on nine years after the iconic Before Sunrise,  in which Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delphy) spend a fateful night in Vienna, they are reunited in Paris at a signing of the book that Jesse has written about that night. With only a few hours to spare before Jesse must catch a flight back to New York and his wife and son, they explore the city together. Their lives may have changed, but is the chemistry still there. This film consists only of Jesse and Celine talking to each other but the intensity created by this simplicity is gorgeous.

If you would just move up a little bit, I'd also be able to see

If you would just move up a little bit, I'd also be able to see

Before The Devil Knows You’re Death
Two brothers, even more morally bereft than the Prime Minister in Torchwood, decide to solve their money problems by robbing their parents’ jewellery store. Hank (Ethan Hawke) is a feckless slacker, while Andy (Philp Seymour Hoffman) is uber successful but hiding a serious drug addiction. When things go horribly wrong, family secrets surface left right and centre, leading to a impressively dark conclusion. Hoffman, is as always, AWESOME. Don’t watch this if you’re feeling bleak about humanity or if you don’t like watching fat people have sex.

I know Uma left you but just drink your pint and get over yourself!

I know Uma left you but just drink your pint and get over yourself!

Beowulf
The Danes are being terrorised by monster, Grendel, so hero Beowulf (Ray Winstone… looking nothing like Ray Winstone) swans in from Geatland, pops him off and takes his kit off constantly… but who knows why? In the meantime Grendel’s demonic mother (a nippleless, Angelina Jolie), shags everyone who’ll let her. The storyline is preposterous but the animation is amazing and Beowulf has a dman fine body for a cartoon.

Needless to say, the beast was stunned, whip-crack went his whoopy tail and the beast was done

All of a sudden, there shined a shiny demon in the middle. of the road. And he said: "Play the best song in the world, or I'll eat your souls"

Big Nothing
In this little indie gem, con-artist “Gus”(Simon Pegg) convinces straight-laced out of work dad, Charlie (David Schwimmer), to take part in a foolproof blackmailing scheme. With enough disasters and double-crosses to make tour head spin, it’s comedy of the blackest variety. Loved it!

Gus: Put your hands up for Detroit, I love this city. Charlie: Meh...

Gus: Put your hands up for Detroit, I'm not really sure if I love this city.

2 Comments

  1. Jen

    I.Am.Beowulf! That is the only thing I took from that movie. I think you could probably make quite a successful drinking game from doing shots every time they say his name…

  2. You really surpassed yourself in your photo captioning for this one!

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