Deep Impact (Mimi Leder, USA 1998)

Deep Impact

An interesting mix of personages: a woman that has her daughter around when she’s at work, cosmonauts as parents, an ‘old’ man as cosmonaut, a black president (years before Obama), a teenager boy and girl getting married…  but too scattered along the mainline of the story.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed: Mimi Leder
Written: Michael Tolkin, Bruce Joel Rubin
Music: James Horner
Cinematography: Dietrich Lohmann
Editing: Paul Cichocki, David Rosenbloom

The Girl With All The Gifts (Colm McCarthy, UK 2016)

The Girl With All The Gifts

Good music score, some intelligent dialogues, original story but annoying mistakes in the script and no humor

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua, Anamaria Marinca, Fisayo Akinade, Anthony Welsh, Dominique Tipper, Eli Lane
Director: Colm McCarthy
Writer: Mike Carey
Cinematographer: Simon Dennis
Editor: Matthew Cannings
Composer: Cristobal Tapia de Veer

Gate Of Flesh (Seijun Suzuki, Japan 1964)

Gate Of Flesh
An exceptional movie

A prostitute falls in love for the first time and this new feeling puts her survival strategy at risk. When she asks the man she loves about it, he answers: “How am I supposed to know heavy stuff like that?”

Actors: Jô Shishido, Kôji Wada, Yumiko Nogawa
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Writers: Taijirô Tamura (novel), Gorô Tanada
Music: Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography: Shigeyoshi Mine
Editing: Akira Suzuki

Divines (Houda Benyamina, France 2016)

Divines

In a Parisian ‘hot’ suburb, drug distribution, blackmail, and violence are controlled by women. Strong performances.

Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel
Director: Houda Benyamina
Writer: Houda Benyamina
Music: Demusmaker
Cinematography: Julien Poupard
Editing: Loïc Lallemand , Vincent Tricon