“45 years” (2015.) – Emotional journey through life.

45th marriage anniversary is due in a few days. Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) is preparing the festivities and her husband Geoff (Tom Courtney) is finding an interesting article in the newspapers. The article will stir the past and uncover some long kept secrets. In the midst of the preparations, the couple will have to dig…

TREASURE CHEST: Some things are always “Fresh” (1994.)

We are all lost in the symbolic game of chess with ourselves. As Samuel L. Jackson politely pointed out: “Your queen is just a pawn with some fancy moves, nothing more.” We often overestimate our capabilities without realizing that all in life comes with a price. The difference between the greater and lesser people is…

TREASURE CHEST: Wonder of “Il mare” (2000.)

original title: “Siworae” Before Christmas the girl has left a postcard to the new tenant of “Il Mare”. “Il mare” is the house on the lake. Famous architect built it for his son. She’s gone to the new place but the letter she expected hasn’t yet arrived. Will the new tenant be so kind to…

Beautiful story about “Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014)

There are few directors whose films I wait with excitement. One of them is Wes Anderson. I don’t know where exactly that fascination started, but ever since “Rushmore” to “Moonrise Kingdom” which I consider as a masterpiece, I was filled with excitement every time Wes announced his new movie. Hollywood always like wit and charm…

Negotiate, demonstrate, resist in “Selma” (2014)

Extremists will always hate. Hatred corrupts minds and finds excuses which are sometimes unbelievable and impossible to comprehend. Extremists will always have explanations for their hatred. In “Selma”, George Wallace (Governor of Alabama) said in 1965: “Because you can never satisfy them. First is a front seat of a bus, next is take over the…

You are not still during “Still Alice” (2014.)

“Still Alice” is an Alzheimer story and Julianne Moore is huge favorite for winning the Oscar in the Female Lead Actress category for the role. That was all I knew about the movie before the beginning. After the movie ended that sentence was still the most important thing to say about everything I’ve seen. Julianne…

I was whipped by “Whiplash” (2014.)

Jazz is one of my passions, so it’s hard for me to write about it objectively. “Whiplash” touches two things that I keep in high regard, drumming and jazz, so its odds were extreme. It could’ve been very bad or very good. There’s no middle with passion. I’m happy to say that very good it…

AFTERMATH OF “PHILOMENA” (2013.)

Ten or so years ago, when I was fifteen or so, my father drove me to “Home for children without an adequate care” in Zagreb, Croatia. Facility was run by Catholic Church which still has a lot of influence there, and 85% of population is pronounced Catholics. I was there not because my parents couldn’t…