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.
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.
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.
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!