Saturday, 18 November 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch

Histoire d'O (1975)

The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion.

"True love" presented as the result of a sexist master/slave relationship, the movie tells its story in aestheticized erotic sequences without any comprehensible development.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Das Versprechen (2016)

Documentary about the crime story of the double murder of Derek and Nancy Haysom on 30 March 1985 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

This documentary explores a complex and fascinating crime case and offers new proof, but, despite revealing a most likely unjust verdict, remains oddly without passion.

Key Largo (1948)

On the set: Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

Survivor (2015)

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York City, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Although the plot is far-fetched and quite contrived, it is well-made and quite suspenseful; and Brosnan finally gets a role as the bad guy he can bites his teeth into.