Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Stangers When We Meet

In a time when women wore gloves while grocery shopping and men wore their pants two inches below their nipples (high rise pants?), two married people meet and have an affair.


Point Blank

Point Blank

Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche), a nurse and his wife Nadia (Elena Anaya) are a month away from the birth of their first child. Early in the movie they learn that there are some concerns about the pregnancy and Nadia is put on bed rest. Meanwhile, a thief by the name of Hugo Sartet (Roschdy Zem) has been brought into the hospital where Samuel works after what’s believed to have simply been a motorcycle accident.







Django Unchained

Django Unchained

“Django Unchained” is a movie set two years before the Civil War that tells the story of a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who in exchange for the promise of his freedom agrees to help Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a former dentist turned bounty hunter identify and hunt down a trio of wanted criminals known as The Brittle Brothers.







Children Underground

Children Underground

Documentaries with topics that are discussed from a distant and non-emotional perspective are easy to assess from a logical standpoint. However, when a documentary zooms in on specific individuals, families, communities, etc it suddenly becomes a lot more personal. Depending on the filmmakers’ approach, the narrow focus could result in the experiences of those individuals being felt more acutely or there can be a feeling of unease as a result of knowing that the plight and suffering of another human being is being displayed for your entertainment. My feelings straddled the fence a between those two points while watching Children Underground.







Silenced (aka The Crucible aka Dogani)

Silenced DVD

Silenced was adapted from a best-selling book by Gong Ji-young entitled The Crucible (aka Dogani). The book and movie recount the true story of South Korean students who were sexually and physically abused by teachers and administrators while attending a school for the hearing-impaired.