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Paolo Sorrentino, 2013 c7.8

An exuberant fresco of Italian joie de vivre and decadence by Paolo Sorrentino, who then shot the related films Loro and Youth:

In his youth, the Roman journalist Jep wrote a legendary novel. Since then he has enjoyed the glamorous life in the circle of the rich and beautiful, where he gives the snarky intellectual. On his 65th birthday, the bon vivant looks back, strolls through Rome, seeks out old friends and reflects with mild sadness and self-mockery on the beauty and fleetingness of his existence.

Peter Farrelly, 2018 c8.2

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on their journey.

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Le Redoutable
Michel Hazanavicius, France, 2017
with Stacy Martin, Louis Garrel c6.6

Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the most prominent filmmaker of his generation, shoots La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky. But the reception of the film on its release triggers a profound questioning in the director. May 68 amplifies the process, and the crisis that he is going through will deeply transform him from star filmmaker to Maoist artist outside of the system.


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JEAN-MARC VALLÉE

Director/Writer/Producer, * Canada 1963

The French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée became internationally known in 2006 with his film C.R.A.Z.Y.. His historical drama The Young Victoria won the Oscar for Best Costume Design in 2010. With Dallas Buyers Club he had his biggest success to date, crowned by numerous awards and nominations and the two Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Two years later he directed Wild with Reese Witherspoon and the following year Demolition, a tragicomedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jean-Marc Vallée is known for his excellent ability to direct actors. He not only has an eye behind the camera, but also knows how to get the best out of his actors. Discover three great films by the director on cinefile!

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LAUREL & HARDY & "MONEY"

Remix YouTube by Lord Jeremy

In Bonnie Scotland (1935) Laurel & Hardy were hired to collect garbage. Demonstration of their dance steps.

 

For better or worse

Buddy-Movies: Six films about wonderful, strange, and wonderfully strange friendships

Hell or High Water
David Mackenzie, 2016
A pair of brothers robs banks to save the family farm and gets into conflict with a fierce Texas Ranger.
The Sisters Brothers
Jacques Audiard, 2018
A likeable pair of killer brothers in a western of a somewhat different kind.
The Climb
Michael Angelo Covino, 2020
A true bromance survives good times as well as really bad ones.
Green Book
Peter Farrelly, 2018
An African-American pianist and his white chauffeur on an unusual road trip through the race-divided conservative southern states.
The Nice Guys
Shane Black, 2016
A private detective and a professional bone crusher reluctantly team up in this hilarious 70s action comedy.
Frances Ha
Noah Baumbach, 2013
Our representative of the unfortunately rare female buddy movies: Two urban neurotics whose paths separate in the process of self-discovery, but cross again and again.

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