Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning
After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
I didn’t really enjoy this movie. Maybe because I wasn’t really in the mood for existentialist-soul searching kind of movie these days. I also found most of the scenes really dragging. There were scenes where there’s nothing really happening in several minutes.
What I liked:
The actors delivered really good performances.
I discovered that Italy showbiz is very much similar to Philippine showbiz. We also tend to look up to Hollywood actors and give them VIP treatment when they visit our country.
That featured F.R.I.E.N.D.S episode dubbed in Italian. ;)
The strippers-pole dancers dancing in Foo Fighters’ Hero and Cleo ice skating to No Doubt’s Cool. In other words, I loved the soundtrack. It’s a hipster movie, so what do we expect, hehe.
Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.
Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist.
Stars: Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti, Martina Gedeck
A narcissistic artist finds his self-satisfied world turned upside down in the wake of a disastrous exhibition and his previously devoted wife’s extra-marital inclinations.
Soshite chichi ni naru
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.