“Crimson Tide” by Tony Scott (USA, 1995)

Crimson Tide

Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven, George Dzundza
Directed: Tony Scott
Written: Michael Schiffer
Music: Hans Zimmer
Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski
Film Editing: Chris Lebenzon

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“By The Sea” by Angelina Jolie (France, 2015)

By The Sea

SPOILER: Jealous of the happiness and fertility of a newly-wed couple, a tormented middle-aged woman tries to seduce the husband to destroy his couple.

NOTICED: The movie shows three couples at different stages of their development: the newlywed young and happy couple building a new life; the tormented middle-aged couple who has to fight not to fall apart; the old man who every day regrets the death of his wife.

Subtle musical score

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup
Director: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Writer: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Cinematographer: Christian Berger
Editor: Martin Pensa, Patricia Rommel
Composer: Gabriel Yared

“Unbroken” by Angelina Jolie (USA, 2014)

Unbroken

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney
Director: Angelina Jolie
Screenplay: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Richard Lagravenese, William Nicholson
Director of Photography: Roger Deakins
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Film Editing: William Goldenberg, Tim Squyres

“Jasper Jones” by Rachel Perkins (Australia, 2017)

 

Jasper Jones

Interesting representation of teenagers rejecting the crooked ways of the significant adults around them.
NOTICED (SPOILER): One mother betrays her husband. Another one destroys evidence to protect hers. In the end, it leaves two children betrayed by their mothers.
The musical score is too omnipresent. 

Cast: Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice
Director: Rachel Perkins
Writers: Shaun Grant, Craig Silvey (story)
Music by Antony Partos
Cinematography by Mark Wareham
Film Editing by Veronika Jenet

“Stander” by Bronwen Hughes (South Africa 2003)

Stander

Robbery as a political statement. Intelligent direction

Cast: Thomas Jane, David O’Hara, Dexter Fletcher
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Writer: Bima Stagg
Music by The Free Association
Cinematography by Jess Hall
Film Editing by Robert Ivison

“Autumn Lights” by Angad Aulakh (USA, 2016)

Autumn Lights

A young woman’s promiscuous relationships and how the men in her life react to it
The heaviness created by the landscape and the relationships is not to the taste of everyone, as the extreme ratings show

Cast: Guy Kent, Marta Gastini, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Director: Angad Aulakh
Writer: Angad Aulakh
Music by Hugi Gudmundsson
Composer: Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson
Cinematography by Árni Filippusson
Film Editing by Valdís Óskarsdóttir

“Cezanne And I” by Danièle Thompson (France, 2016)

Cezanne And I by Daniele Thompson (France, 2016)

Cast: Guillaume Gallienne, Guillaume Canet, Alice Pol, Déborah François, Sabine Azéma
Director: Danièle Thompson
Writer: Danièle Thompson
Cinematographer: Jean-Marie Dreujou
Editor: Sylvie Landra
Composer: Éric Neveux