Episode 24 : HAPPY END

February 22, 2018
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Director : Michael Haneke.

Starring : Isabelle Huppert - Jean-Louis Trintignant - Mathieu Kassovitz.

Synopsis :

Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the heart of the infamous migrant jungle, with his twice-married son, Thomas, and Anne, his workaholic daughter who has taken over the family construction business. Divorced and frigid, Anne has to handle the impact of a disastrous workplace accident caused by her disappointing son Pierre's negligence, while at the same time, the urgent hospitalisation of Thomas' ex-wife from a mysterious poisoning, leads his sulky 13-year-old daughter, Ève, to live with her father and his new wife, Anais. Undoubtedly, in this family, everyone has a skeleton in the closet, and as the fates of the Laurents enmesh with insistent and ignoble desires, a peculiar and disturbing alliance will form. But in the end, some secrets are bigger than others.

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Music :

Happy Ending by Jahzzar.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/The_Crowd_excerpt/Happy_Ending

Episode 23 : THE SQUARE

February 18, 2018
00:0000:00

Director : Ruben Östlund

 

Starring : Claes Bang - Elisabeth Moss - Terry Notary - Dominic West.

 

Synopsis :

 

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

 

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Music :

 

Selfish by Mise Darling

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mise/Plastic_Love/Mise_-_Plastic_Love_-_10_Selfish

Episode 22 : THE VENERABLE W.

February 7, 2018
00:0000:00

Directed by Barbet Schroeder

 

Synopsis :

 

A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

 

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Music :

 

Victory of Buddha by Siddhartha

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Siddhartha/Freedom/Siddhartha_-_Freedom_-_01_Victory_of_Buddha

Episode 21 : MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS OF 2018

January 31, 2018
00:0000:00

Please be good.

 

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Music :

 

Just Wait by Drake Stafford

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Drake_Stafford/SUNDAY/JUST_WAIT_-_DRAKE_STAFFORD

Episode 20 : TOP 10 FILMS OF 2017

January 21, 2018
00:0000:00

It's that time of year (well maybe a little late...) where we spend an inordinate amount of time ranking films and filling the void in our lives and in our souls.

 

Link to the IHE review of 'Who Killed Captain Alex?' :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtiVL6z8wE&t=2s

 

If you are too lazy to watch or can't stand my stupid voice, my full list can be found here :

 

https://letterboxd.com/sofull/list/top-10-2017/

 

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Music :

 

The Great by Broke For Free.

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Slam_Funk/Broke_For_Free_-_Slam_Funk_-_03_The_Great

Episode 19 : THE DISASTER ARTIST

December 27, 2017
00:0000:00

The Disaster Artist (2017).

 

Director : James Franco.

 

Starring : James Franco - Dave Franco - Ari Graynor - Allison Brie - Seth Rogen - Zach Efron - Josh Hutcherson.

 

Synopsis : When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

 

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Music : Feels Bad by Strong Suit. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Str...

Episode 18 : STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI

December 19, 2017
00:0000:00

Star Wars - Episode VIII : The Last Jedi (2017).

 

Director : Rian Johnson

 

Starring : Mark Hamill - Carrie Fisher - Adam Driver - Daisy Ridley - John Boyega - Oscar Isaac - Andy Serkis - Lupita Nyong'o - Domhnall Gleeson - Anthony Daniels - Gwendoline Christie - Kelly Marie Tran - Laura Dern - Benicio Del Toro - Frank Oz.

 

Synopsis :

 

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

 

Youtube :

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPAaWrYuFSHw601YMFgDEjw

 

 

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Music :

 

The Stars That Left by Telepathic Teddy Bear.

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel...

Episode 17 : THELMA

December 12, 2017
00:0000:00

Thelma (2017) 

Director : Joachim Trier 

Starring : Eili Harboe - Kaya Wilkins - Henrik Rafaelsen. 

Synopsis : 

A woman begins to fall in love, only to discover that she has fantastic powers. 

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Music : 

Strange by J Hacha de Zola. 

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/J_Hacha_de_Zola/Escape_From_Fat_Kat_City/J_Hacha_de_Zola_-_02_-_Strange

Episode 16 : LADY BIRD

December 7, 2017
00:0000:00

Lady Bird (2017)

 

Director : Greta Gerwig.

 

Starring : Saoirse Ronan -Laurie Metcalf - Tracy Letts - Timothée Chalamet - Lucas Hedges.

 

Synopsis :

 

In the early 2000s, an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old comes of age in Sacramento, California.

 

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Music :

 

Day Bird by Broke For Free.

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_03_Day_Bird

Episode 15 : BARBARA (2017)

November 29, 2017
00:0000:00
Barbara (2017)
 
 
Director : Mathieu Amalric.
 
 
Starring : Jeanne Balibar - Mathieu Amalric.
 
 
Synopsis :
 
 
A director wants to make a biopic about the female singer Barbara.
 
 
 
 
Music : Pigalle by Jahzzar. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jah...