Posts Tagged ‘Marion Cotillard’

Midnight In Paris

August 30, 2011

Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard at a party

Exactly what I needed. A short light-hearted fun film full of clichés. I’m serious. It was very entertaining.

As always, films are better when I haven’t seen a trailer, read any reviews or heard anything about it. From the poster with Owen Wilson it had to be a comedy. Directed by Woody Allen. He’s a bit crazy, that’s the impression that I have, and normally it shows in the films.

And Midnight In Paris was a bit crazy. A very realistic story but then it wasn’t. The way I like it.

I loved the film from the beginning recognising the different Parisian sites. I love that city. The long intro set me in the right mood showing Paris from morning until night.

Every night Owen Wilson’s character Gil would travel to the 20s and the time of the Charleston. Loved the dresses. He would hang out with Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Picasso and Dalí and live the life he was dreaming of.

I was very happy to go to the cinema today because last time I went was about three months ago when I saw Pirates of Caribbean, the fourth in the sequel. Of course, if Johnny Depp is in it, it’s good. But there hasn’t been anything on that I’ve wanted to see throughout all summer.

Today, I had preview tickets that were free but I think everyone should see Midnight In Paris because it’s such a feel good film. And Paris is a wonderful and beautiful city. Especially in the rain.

Public Enemies

July 22, 2009

I don’t know what happened to my summer of cinema. It hasn’t gone as I hoped.

So far I’ve only been twice but summer isn’t over yet so I’m not giving up. A month or so ago I saw Terminator and on Sunday I saw Public Enemies. If Johnny Depp is in it, I have to see it. And it has to be done at the cinema since there’s no patience to wait for rental or telly broadcasts.

If Johnny Depp is in it it’s going to be good. Good as in interesting, intriguing, weird, exciting, breath-taking.

Public Enemies is no exception. Depp plays the role of John Dillinger, a dangerous bank robber who’s being hunted down by FBI agent Melvin Purvis, played by Christian Bale.

The film is set during the Great Depression. It’s quite funny and ironic to see how crime was made and investigated during a time, compared to now, technology was close to none. It would be quite incredible if a gang of say five went in to a bank today, ready to fire their guns demanding money being handed over to them and they would not be caught.

It’s based on the non-fiction Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 written by Bryan Burrough. It’s history made into a film. I don’t have to read the book anymore. Educational and entertaining.

There’s romance too. Women are foolishly naturally attracted to bad guys. Marion Cotillard starred as Billie Frechette, Dillinger’s girlfriend and didn’t have much to loose when she gave up her job as cloak room attendant.

Phoebe’s brother is also in the film. Friends, the tv series, has been a big part in my life so Giovanni Ribisi will always be Phoebe’s brother in my eyes, sorry. He played Alvin Karpis, another gangster who tried to set up a job with Dillinger.

By the way Public Enemies is directed by Micahel Mann. Thought I should mention that since there are so many other names mentioned. He also directed The Kingdom, Collateral and Heat.