All posts tagged Clint Eastwood

Agora by Alejandro Amenábar

Top of the month January 2010: Agora

Violent memories of ancient times.

Why should you go see Agora by Alejandro Amenábar, right now?

– Because of the performance of Rachel Weisz, playing the part of philosopher and scientist Hypatia of Alexandria.
– Because if two things are equal to a third thing then they are all equal to each other (good old Euclid’s first rule).
– Because it’s a great reminder that in the fourth century, the bearded men were not Taliban but Christian.

Runners up :Invictus by Clint Eastwood and Gainsbourg – (vie héroïque) by Joann Sfar.
(not to mention Mr Nobody by Jaco van Dormael, Up in the Air by Jason ‘thanks for smoking’ Reitman and The Book of Eli by the Hughes brothers)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher

Top of the month February 2009: We are all going to die.

Why should you go see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher, right now?

– Because surprisingly enough, even if the main plot is fantastic, everything seems strangely more realistic than Forest Gump (both films are written by Eric Roth and share a couple of similar narratives).
– Because of all the different Brad Pitt through time.
– Because you won’t look at a station clock in the same way anymore.

Runners up :Gran Torino by Clint Eastwood.