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The Man from earth (2007)

Είδος: Φαντασίας, Σκηνοθέτης: Richard Schenkman, Χώρα: ΗΠΑ

Ρούλα: Πολύ δυνατή και απορώ που δεν την πήραμε νωρίτερα χαμπάρι…
Παύλος: Η απόλυτη ταινία. Τοπ φαιβ!

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία (wiki): The Man from Earth is a drama science fiction film written by Jerome Bixby and directed by Richard Schenkman. It stars David Lee Smith as John Oldman, the protagonist. The screenplay was conceived by Jerome Bixby in the early 1960s and completed on his deathbed in April 1998. The film gained recognition in part for being widely distributed through Internet peer-to-peer networks, which raised its profile. The film was later adapted by Schenkman into a stage play of the same name.

The plot focuses on John Oldman, a departing university professor, who claims to be a Cro-Magnon (or Magdalenian caveman) who has secretly survived for more than 14,000 years. The entire film is set in and around Oldman’s house during his farewell party and is composed almost entirely of dialogue. The plot advances through intellectual arguments between Oldman and his fellow faculty members.

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A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

Είδος: Βιογραφία, Σκηνοθέτης: David Wain, Χώρα: ΗΠΑ

Ρούλα: Σίγουρα κατάφερε να αποδόσει άψογα τον κύριο χαρακτήρα. Ήξερα ελάχιστα, και έμαθα πολλά. Αν και ο σεξισμός έδινε και έπαιρνε!
Παύλος: Με επηρέασε τόσο πολύ που σβήνω το παρελθόν μου.

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία (wiki): A Futile and Stupid Gesture is an American biographical comedy film based on Josh Karp’s book of the same name, directed by David Wain, and written by Michael Colton and John Aboud. The film stars Will Forte as comedy writer Doug Kenney during the rise and fall of National Lampoon.

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Είδος: Δράμα, Σκηνοθέτης: Ken Loach, Χώρα: Μεγ. Βρετανία

Ρούλα: Επιτέλους μια πραγματικά αξιόλογη ταινία για την χαμένη ανθρώπινη αξιοπρέπεια. Πάρτα χωρίς σάλτσες και άρχοντες των δαχτυλιδιών. Μια πολιτική ταινία με όλη τη σημασία της λέξεως.
Παύλος: Δεν την είδα.

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία (wiki): I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach’s frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Hayley Squires co-stars as Katie, a struggling single mother whom Daniel befriends.

The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival, and the 2017 BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.

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Moonlight (2016)

Είδος: Δράμα, Σκηνοθέτης: Barry Jenkins, Χώρα: ΗΠΑ

Ρούλα: Δεν έχω τι να πω! Την βρήκα πολύ ρομαντική και ιδιαίτερα βαθιά. Σίγουρα από τις καλύτερες της δεκαετίας.
Παύλος: Καλή σοβαρή ταινία.

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία (wiki): Moonlight is a coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.

At the 74th Golden Globe Awards Moonlight won Best Motion Picture – Drama and was nominated in five other categories. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney, from a total of eight nominations. In 2017, The New York Times considered it the 20th «Best Film of the 21st Century So Far». Moonlight became the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBT film, and the second lowest-grossing film domestically (behind The Hurt Locker) to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The film’s editor, Joi McMillon, became the first black woman to be nominated for an editing Oscar (alongside co-editor Nat Sanders), and Ali became the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar.

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Gimme Danger (2016)

Είδος: Ντοκιμαντέρ, Σκηνοθέτης: Jim Jarmusch, Χώρα: ΗΠΑ

Ρούλα: Με εντυπωσίασε από που εμπνέεται ο άνθρωπος. Και κυρίως ο ταλαντούχος.
Παύλος: Μετά την ταινία θα αγαπήσετε τον Iggy και θα μάθετε πόσο εσφαλμένη άποψη έχει για τον κομμουνισμό.

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία (wiki): Gimme Danger is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Jim Jarmusch about the band The Stooges. It was shown in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

The film follows the rise, fall and reunion of The Stooges, formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, bassist Dave Alexander, and brothers Ron Asheton and Scott Asheton on guitar and drums respectively. Guitarist James Williamson eventually joined the band, with Ron Asheton switching to bass after Alexander quit.

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