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From monthly archives: January 2009

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The Double Hour (2009, Italy) ****

The Double Hour is a recommended, close 5-star film, especially for lovers of the thriller genre who enjoy an additional intellectual layer.

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Inspector Bellamy (2009) ***

Chabrol created a character that has a seemingly complex life, with a brother that appears his evil alter ego, a wife he loves monogamously or maybe just have an obsession with her breasts, and a life that feel purposeless. The plot gets resolved very quickly and is quite corny.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Sweden 2009, USA 2010) ***

Less engaging than the first film but an improvement over the second one, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, delivers several intense scenes. Exceptionally played by Noomi Rapace as the title character Lisbeth, with good supporting performances by several characters, including a late new comer to the film series Annika Hallin in the role of Lisbeth’s attorney, the 2.5 hours long film seems to aim at satisfying the audience rather than deliver deeper layers.

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Nowhere Boy (UK 2009, USA 2010) ***

It is intriguing to observe the growth of a young person into a personality. How and why we become who we are, has never easy answers. Nowhere Boy wisely avoids asking such questions, especially given that it deals with a persona that is John Lennon. The film rather focuses on staging a critical time in Lennon’s life – his mid teens, a time of great changes, when the boy becomes a man.

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Sweden, 2009) ***

The second installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire, is intense and engaging, but lacks the grip and originality of the first film in the series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

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Father Of My Children (Le père de mes enfants, France, 2009) *****

This is an honest movie. And by honest I mean to say it does not only feel real (both in terms of story and acting), but it also carries a rare sense of sincerity about it.

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