A disturbing dissection of the current state of the Western society. Why is it so difficult for people to face reality? How did politics become what it is today? The movie doesn’t give answers but stimulates thinking in a fun way. Only if you like and are able to understand satire.
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Cate Blanchet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill
It’s a delicious comedy about fighting the incompetent. Matthau is a field CIA agent who gets transferred to a desk job by his incompetent boss. As revenge, he starts writing his memories exposing how the security services really work and how the incompetent take wrong decisions for the despair of his boss. Glenda Jackson is wonderful as his girlfriend and accomplice.
Director: Ronald Neame
Cinematography: Arthur Ibbetson and Brian W. Roy
Cast: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom
It’s a short experimental movie (18′) made by character actor Clu Galager, one of the most surprising pieces I’ve watched recently. It’s visually beautiful and bold, shot by legendary cinematographer László Kovács. It shows the innocence of childhood together with the potential for human violence. It was the inspiration for George Washington.
Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Clu Gulager
Cinematography: Laszlo Kovacs
Cast: Ricky Bender, Artie Conkling, William Elliott, Jack Grindle, John Gulager, Mike Hertel, James Kearce, John McCaffrey, Mark Spirtos, Craig Williams
The series is set in Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland. The protagonist Andri, the police chief, is the real one who is trapped in his past, present and future. Very good Nordic-style crime series. I’m looking forward very much for a second season.