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I'm watching / Captain Philips
I’m re-watching Captain Philips which is a biographical survival thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. (Wikipedia: The film is inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, an incident during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean led by Abduwali Muse). First time I watched this film was two years ago. I remember I couldn’t sit back during the movie just like when I watched The Prestige and any Haneke films. I’ve been longing for a Hitchock like thriller for a long long time. I couldn’t sit back, I couldn’t go to loo. Tom Hanks was Tom Hanks, always good, but the little Somali guy (Barkhad Abdi) was a fenomenal. The film industry must have thought the same so Abdi was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. At the end he won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. If you like thrillers this is a must-see-film. (Little reminder: Director Paul Greengrass also directed the last three Jason Bourne movies in which Matt Damon starring.) 
24.12.2017
I'm reading / Foe by J.M. Coetzee
I’m reading Foe by J.M. Coetzee. Never had a chance to read this South African writer in English before. This book took my attention mainly because I will be studying Island Literature soon. The book is about a Susan Barton who is washed ashore on a remote desert island in 18th century, where she comes across Cruso and Friday! After joining these castaways and eventually gets rescued bu some ship, she arrives in London and decides to tell her story. She goes to famous writer Daniel Foe to help with her story… Well I can’t tell you the rest because I don’t know. So far I love the story although I’m not an avid island stories reader. It’s a 157 page by Penguin Essentials and beautifully designed front and back cover
01.01.2018
I'm reading / Eric Ambler
A spy fiction trilogy... Mask of the Dimitrios - 1939 Journey into Fear - 1940 The Light of the Day - 1962 (it's republished under the name of "Topkapi" later on) All books have one place in common; Istanbul. Although Ambler's protagonists and their scenario analysis take up 3/4 of the texts, The Light of the Day is remarkable. I found its plot quite unusual hence recommend it (just that one).
18.8.2018
I'm watching / Sneaky Pete - crime drama
Sneaky Pete follows "Marius, a con man who gets out of prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then “reunites” with Pete’s estranged family — who have no reason to suspect he’s not their long-lost loved one." wikipedia Watched the two seasons breathless (amazon production) Highly recommend it! PS: just found out Ribisi (Giovanni) was a heavy Scientologist... Just my luck. I'd liked him so much :(
25.8.2018
I'm watching / The Handmaid's Tale - American dystopian drama
Had seen the 1st season. Yesterday I started with 2nd. Couldn't pass the first 20 minutes. From what I understand they think they can attract us with costumes shades of gray and red, well not me. I need a good plot, a good script with a decent pace. This is nothing than dark costumes, dark setting, overdone acting. Got fed up with extremism. No characters but all stereotypes. It's like a movie from the 80's with a super duper post production. Couldn't agree more a critic who said, "that the series has no long-term plan beyond rubbing viewers’ noses in misery." Waste of money, not recommend it.
02.09.2018
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