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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
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