Her (2013): “I feel like I can be anything with you”.

Written by Eleanor.

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Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely man, who tries to get his pieces back together after his wife ended their marriage. Unable to move on with his life and getting more and more detached from human interactions, Theodore installs an operating system to help him organize his computer and his daily program. Theodore’s operating system, Samantha, functions, at first, as a kind of secretary but gradually evolves into a good friend. Continue reading “Her (2013): “I feel like I can be anything with you”.”

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The Hunt (2013) – ““Look me in the eyes. What do you see? Do you see anything?”

Written by Yara

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Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a respected and beloved teacher in a small Danish town. However, when the young daughter of his best friend accuses him of sexually assaulting her, Lucas’ whole life will fall head first in a whirlpool of suspicion, violence and exile.

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A Bigger Splash (2015): A whirlpool of emotions leading to a crime.

Written by Eleanor.

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Marianne (Tilda Swinton) is a famous rock star, who had an operation on her vocal strings and she has to temporally avoid speaking. Spending the summer with her quite younger boyfriend, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts), Marianne takes some time off and enjoys her vacation on an Italian island, Pantelleria. The unexpected arrival of Marianne’s ex-lover, Harry (Ralph Fiennes), and his free-spirited young daughter, Penelope (Dakota Johnson), will lead to a series of problematic actions. Continue reading “A Bigger Splash (2015): A whirlpool of emotions leading to a crime.”

A Single Man (2009) Dir. Tom Ford /“For the past nine months, waking up has actually hurt”.

Written by Eleanor.

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George Falconer (Colin Firth) is a middle-aged homosexual Englishman college professor, who lives and works in Los Angeles. The movie follows a single day of George’s life, eight months after he lost his partner, Jim (Matthew Goode) in a car accident. After living with Jim for 14 years, George is unable to cope with his loss and his grief, wakes up in the morning and tries to be like Jim: positive and always in a happy mood. George lives in the past, where he and Jim were happy and in love, and he is trapped in a repetitive and melancholic life. George’s weariness of life brings forth his suicidal instincts. Continue reading “A Single Man (2009) Dir. Tom Ford /“For the past nine months, waking up has actually hurt”.”

The Devil’s Carnival (2012) – “I’ve been called many things: the chaos in the story, the anarchy in your thoughts”

Written by Yara

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The devil and his domains are not a fresh subject in Hollywood, several directors, producers and studios have already dabbled in the unknown mysteries of the prince of darkness. However, there is always room for one more adaptation, one more attempt, one more tale destined to bring endless nights of pondering and particular songs on eternal loop. Welcome to the devil’s carnival.

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Movies… so you won’t give up on dreaming!

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Written by Ariadne

My dear fellas,

That’s the phrase I used in order to introduce my first article here and I’m gonna need it once more for my final one, or at least one of the very last I’m composing as a student here. See, this was never just a blog and my posts were never just merely, ordinary movie lists; they were rather a way to communicate what we, as students, love to do more;  to dream! Either on a piece of paper when writing or drawing, a blindingly bright computer screen, either with our eyes open or when looking into someone or when our teacher is lecturing, sometimes we spent most of our time …dreaming. When the buzz of this big city proves to be louder than our heartbeats; or when your thoughts sound more shrilling than the lyrics of your favourite song I just say to you to cast your eyes to those memories of yours you cherish the most… Those dreams as a child in summer camp, those walks after school during autumn, those long talks with your friends , those things that never grow old and whisper to you the kind of person you are and you wanted to be. In a glimpse of time , student years will be nothing but a distant memory, so as a farewell, here’s a list that teaches that nothing’s easy but if you dream big, your dreams won’t fail you. In a time that we probably need it most, a list about you and what your dreams are made of…

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Mozart in the Jungle TV series (2014-)or ‘how they learned to stop worrying and love Rodrigo’. 5 reasons to watch it!

Written by Eleanor.

Rodrigo is a young well-known maestro, who comes from Mexico. When the maestro of the New York Symphony decides to retire, Rodrigo comes to New York in order not only to take his place, but also to revive the Symphony. Along with Rodrigo, we meet Hailey, a talented young oboist, who aspires to play for the New York Symphony. Apart from these two protagonist, we get to know most of the musicians of the Symphony, who get closer to the free-spirited, bohemian-like Rodrigo. Rodrigo gives back to the Symphony their inspiration and reminds them that the most important thing is to enjoy and to love what you are doing. Dreams, talent, love, money and fame are the issues, which are explored but also -sometimes- collide.

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Paris, Texas (1984) Dir. Wim Wenders . “She told him that she dreamed about escaping. That was all she dreamed about: escape”.

Written by Eleanor.

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Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) disappeared for four years and he was aimlessly wandering around the desert of Texas. When his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell), finds Travis’ traces, he brings him back home in an attempt to help Travis get his pieces together. Being completely disoriented and lost in his thoughts and his grief, Travis spends his days emotionally isolated and he avoids human interaction. Once he recovers, he is determined to reunite with his son and to find his wife as well as his own identity. Continue reading “Paris, Texas (1984) Dir. Wim Wenders . “She told him that she dreamed about escaping. That was all she dreamed about: escape”.”

The Hottest Scenes in Movie History *

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*according to me (!)

Written by Ariadne

And time goes by, and we stand already in the heart of the summer season… The summer breeze flashes by when the night turns into layers of morning skies, and we stand there as the sun rises and goes down… No matter the breeze or the sea or the fun , these days and nights are the most boring and fascinating among the entire year and we were craving for them to come as little kids stay up all night waiting for the Christmas morning. For these hot summer days of yours as you remember them to be and as you imagine them to come, I may present as a gift, a list of the hottest scenes in the history of cinema, cause it’s summer and it’s meant to be this way.

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