Film Advice #7: The Shining

Hey Guy’s
The christmas days won’t be long in coming but here in berlin the snow is a long time coming. But one way or another this is the time to stay at home with your family and friends, have a nice dinner and watching movies together. For this cold and dark season I’ve got the right movie for you. A horror classic. Stanley Kubrick’s  “Shining”. I love this film. I am not a fan of horror films particularly those from today but the novel from Stephen King implemented by Stanley Kubrick will blow your fucking mind.
Watch it, if you haven’t already done so.

Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.


The Shining
(1980)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall
Genre: Drama, Horror
Running Time: 142 Min

Trailer:

Film Advice #5: City of God

Cidade de Deus

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The story is set in the 1970s in Rio de Janerio’s poor district Cidade de Deus, governed by poverty and violence. Orientated by the novel “City of God” (1997) from Paulo Lins who raised up in the city. After 5 years, Fernando Meirelles stages this novel into one of the best brazilian film. The soundtrack, the images, the actors and the serious question is very well implemented. I can recommend this great movie to all of you if you are interested in the hard life in the city of god.
Attention! Film Trailer = Spoiler!

Plot: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

 - Tree Fractal

City of God (2002)
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Phellipe Haagensen
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running Time: 130 Min

Opening Scene:

 - Tree Fractal

The Skin I Live In

The time has come.

Tomorrow, on the 20th of October, the new film from Pedro Almodóvar is running in german theaters.
Starring with Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya is this drama/thriller definitely a must.
The new work from spain’s star director  seems to be interesting.
The trailer convinced me to watch this movie.

Watch the trailer! Cheers


Plot: A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (IMDb)

Trailer:

Film Advice #4: Pi – π

Mathematic is the language of nature.

With a mix of breakcore and drum’n’base introduce you the title sequence into the first feature film from Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler). The Film is shown in black&white and seems to be an underground hit. The director wanted to make a movie about god, math and badass jews. I am sure that this move inspirited films like Enter the Void. Another topics of this psychological thriller are drugs and psychology. The Film is about Max, a genius mathematician, who tries to decipher the numeric system till the whole world came crashing down around his ears. This film is stunning.

Check it out!

Pi (1998)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Running Time: 84 Min

Trailer:

2 short films by Harmony Korine

Hello World,
Harmony Korine is an american director. He is known for writing KIDS and his first films are Gummo & Julien Donkey Boy (1995-1998).
These films are made according to the rules of the manifesto Dogma 95. Today I present two short films by Harmony Korine.

He shows us unusual and disturbing images, probably he tries to create a new kind of movies. His style differs from other or typical “Hollywood” directors.
I really love how he portrayed the life, the images and places of the people, society’s or situations which shown in his films.
I can proudly recommend these two short films from him and of course all of his feature films to my audience.
Enjoy!

UMSHINI WAM

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