The blog and the Community

Hi all !!
Welcome to the Cinema-Club blog. We have decided to open this as our own web space and to invite all of you to participate actively in the organisation of the Welcoming Cinema Club.
You can enter and add all your opinions about the viewed movies and also make suggestions for the forthcoming. We hope that you will take the best out of it !!
See you at the screenings!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Of mice and men (USA 1992) 115´ 24/01/2013

Gary Sinise directed this drama based on the book by John Steinbeck.
George Milton (Gary Sinise) is in a train boxcar, reminiscing upon the events that have just happened. He thinks back to when he and his companion Lennie Small (John Malkovich), who has an intellectual disability, are fleeing from their previous employment in Weed. They were run out of town after Lennie was accused of attempted rape when he touched and held onto a young woman's pretty red dress (prompted by his love of stroking soft things). After running from Weed, George and Lennie are trying to attain their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land.

The film received universal acclaim. Gary Sinise was nominated for the Palm D´or at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.
"Of Mice and Men is a mournful, distantly heard lament for the loss of American innocence." Vincent Canby. New York Times. 20/03/2003.

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Paradise Now. (Palestine, 2005) 90´ 17/01/2013.

Paradise Now is a film directed by Hany Abu-Assad. It follows Palestinian childhood friends Said (Kais Nashef) and Khaled (Ali Suliman) who live in Nablus and have been recruited for suicide attacks in Tel Aviv. It focuses on what would be their last days together.

The film won a Golden Glob for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. It got good reviews.
"This taut, ingeniously calculated thriller fixates on the flashpoint where psychology and politics ignite in self-destructive martyrdom." Stephen Holden. New York Times. 27/10/2005.

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