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anonymous asked:

i want to start watching foreign films but i am a complete amateur haha, what are some good films to start off with? thanks!

Oh god…Christiane f. …Three colors blue, red, white…..oldboy..battle royale (obv)….the edge of heaven…wings of desire (rlly struck a cord w me because my grandpa died the week b4 I watched it)…blue is the warmest color…I love jeune et Jolie but honestly 90% because marine vacth is such a beauty….Biutiful…honestly just watch SOME tarkovsky so you can say u did, even if it seems weird as hell….all of the Swedish girl w the dragon tattoo films, noomi rapace is a goddess…goodnight mommy is terrifying…let the right one in….good bye Lenin! is really cute n kinda serious but funny and whatshisname is in it he’s good….Onibaba…that’s all I can think of RN I honestly haven’t seen that much foreign cinema I need to get on that!!! OH WAIT. Dogtooth lol easily the strangest film I’ve ever seen but worth the watch. Also Pan’s Labyrinth but that’s so mainstreeeeaaaam oh and Y Tu Mamá También (on Netflix :)

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THE DROP (2014)           Director : Michael R.Roskam          

                                       Screenplay : Dennis Lehane


Cast: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov


Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) tends bar in his cousin Marv’s (James Gandolfini’s) formerly owned pub which Marv now manages for the Chechen mob and looks the other way when these locally based  mobsters use the joint as a drop off point for their collections on selected nights.

Bob has a seemingly simple life which becomes more complicated when he finds a battered puppy in a neighbours trash can. He asks his neighbour, Nadia (Noomi Rapace), for help nursing it back to health and then to show him how to look after a dog, as he’s never owned one before, and during this joint dog rehabilitation and training, a mutual attraction between them begins to surface, despite that fact that she seems unstable and flies off the handle at the slightest thing (Good luck with that one Bob). So, just as it would appear Bob’s love life is about to blossom, a robbery at the bar, which gains unwanted attention from the mobsters who want their money back and a Police Detective (John Ortiz) who knows Bob from church but is concerned that Bob never takes confession, not to mention might be involved in running a drop off point. These facts combined with the return of Nadia’s abusive ex-boyfriend, who also claims to be the dog’s real owner, start to complicate things for non confessing but nonetheless church going Bob.

It transpires that Marv himself was behind the robbery on his former bar and the Chechen’s presumably become aware of this having found one of the robbers and presumably got him to talk before sending his arm along with the stolen money back to Marv and Bob.

Bob is unaware of what’s going on but suspects that something is. Marv has hatched a plan to rob his ex-bar again on the night of the superbowl which is the year’s biggest drop, that also involves Nadia’s abusive boyfriend, Eddie Deeds, played by Matthias Schoenarts, who is also demanding $10k to let Bob keep his new best friend, Rocco the dog and spare him from presumably more beatings.

In an ending that I for one didn’t see coming, we see that there’s more to quiet mild mannered Bob than meets the eye.

An excellent script and tight Directing keep the pace going although the action is often understated. Gandolfini knew many Marv’s I’ve no doubt and is convincing in his last screen role, offering a mix of seeming invincibility mixed with a strange vulnerability, which I guess made Tony Soprano such a great anti-hero and performances are good all round. I have to say Tom Hardy steals the show though with a moody, almost Brandoesque performance throughout that particularly serves the ending well.

A ending even more surprising to me than the fact that Rocco made it through the film despite the feel of constant threat that surrounded him throughout and normally means the nice dog is going to get it ! I think even Hardy’s character stopped buying him dog food at one point the threat of imminent danger was so high (Well why waste money?) Oops, I hope me telling you Rocco survives hasn’t been too much of a spoiler for you.

It’s a four out of five and totally recommended from me.

New Alien: Covenant image arrives as the film finishes shooting

Through production, the Alien: Covenant team has been sharing images as the movie shoots. Now, as the final shots (not counting any potential re-shoots) are captured, a new image of Katherine Waterston has arrived online.

Ridley Scott has been hard at work on the follow-up to Prometheus, which finds the Covenant colony ship headed for a remote planet, a place that the crew initially thinks is an uncharted paradise but turns out to be dark and full of terrors. And the only inhabitant is synthetic life form David (Michael Fassbender), who claims to be the lone survivor of the Prometheus mission.

Waterston plays a character named Daniels and from the look of the image above, will at some point be kitted out in a way that is very reminiscent of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Well, Scott has said that he’s heading towards the events of his original 1979 Alien.

Noomi Rapace headed to the set a month or so before it finished filming, but we don’t yet know whether she’ll be part of a flashback or actually show up to interact with team Covenant, which also includes Demián Bichir, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride among its crew complement.

Alien: Covenant is out on August 4 next year.

- James White

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VOGUE SPAIN AUGUST 2016
PHOTOGRAHPHER: NICO BUSTOS
TALENT: LES TWINS, CLARA 3000, LINEISY MONTERO, GRACE HARTZEL, ISABELI FONTANA, ANJA RUBIK, ANTHONY VACCARELLO, ARIZONA MUSE, ODETTE PAVLOVA, HIBA ABOUK, BLANCA PADILLA, VERA VAN ERP, LILI SUMNER, LILY MCMENAMY, TAMY GLAUSER, ANDY GILLET, ALEXA CHUNG, LUCKY BLUE, JULIA RESTOIN ROITFELD, CAROLINA THALER, KRISTINA BAZAN, GRACE ELIZABETH, IMAN PEREZ, ALANNA ARRINGTON, RILA FUKUSHIMA, BENN NORTHOVER, NOOMI RAPACE, PAT CLEVELAND, JANE BIRKIN, ALICE DELLAL, MAX DELLAL, M.I.A., BINX WALTON, CAROLINE DE MAIGRET, PETITE MELLER, MÉLANIE LAURENT, THEOPHILUS LONDON, ROBERTO BOLLE, RITA ORA, CAITIE GREENE, YOUNES BENDJIMA, CRISTA COBER, LIDA FOX, MEYDI FALL, LUCKY BLUE & PYPER AMERICA
STYLING: BELÉN ANTOLÍN
HAIR: KARIM BELGHIRAN (PARIS & NEW YORK) & KEI TEJADA
MAKE-UP: GREGORIS DE CALLISTE (PARIS), MAUD LACEPPE (NEW YORK) & FLORRIE WHITE (LONDON)
NAILS: LAURA FORGET Y ALEXANDRA JANOWSKI (PARIS), NAOKO SAITA (NEW YORK) & MICHELLE HUMPHRIES (LONDON)

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Yuri Sergeyevich Medvedev Bykowski | Russian Polish 

            Долг платежо́м кра́сен.
                             Debt is beautiful only after it’s repaid.

this might be most wanted want ad i’ve ever wanted i think READY SET GO:

                  31-35 | polish | open occupation | nOOMI RAPACe pls???

In 2362 Poland, Russian translator and combat medic Yuri Medvedev saves the life of a Polish woman named   {Amelia}   Bykowski during an crossfire ambush. Anti-government extremists target a Russian transport supply humvee meant to travel peacefully pass the edge of the city, unfortunately near the heavily populated urban residentials where Amelia resides. Yuri breaks into her home for cover, and manages to resist her immediate swings and face spitting enough to get her on the ground before bullets redecorate her kitchen.

Only after an explosion collapses the ceiling on top of them does Amelia realize this pig of a soldier is trying to protect her, but the impact of debris renders him unable to accept her thanks. She hears emergency sirens in the distance and realizes he’ll likely be either executed or imprisoned when response teams arrive, so Amelia frees herself from the rubble and smacks him to regain consciousness. While he’s waking up, she removes all of the Russian identifiers and uniform and helps him into civilian clothes.

The paramedics arrive, and Amelia gives them a story about the terrorists who attacked a military vehicle and that she and her {brother/semi-open role here} were caught in the crossfire. Aware that Yuri is a medic, she convinces them that they’re fine and asks only for a few medical supplies before urging them to help the other civilians (and avoid interrogation).

“Why did you just save my life?”

                                                   “I don’t know, why did you save mine?”

tl;dr: jk this is also long BUT OK basically Yuri saved Bykowski so she saved his ass back and adopted him. With the Russian-Chinese conflict starting soon after this incident (among other reasons), it was decidedly unsafe for Yuri to go back home. Originally I thought of them as a sibling relationship, but I’m open to her giving a different lie (good friend, spouse/partner maybe?? didn’t picture them romantic but open to ideas). Whichever way it goes, what started out as a relationship of necessity grew into a genuine connection. They’ve been “related” for the last 6 (+27 stasis) years and he is technically speaking, a fraud, though they’ve become so #TIGHT that they’ve grown to believe their lie.

She’s very smol but protective, takes no shit, outspoken, *~other things you wish here~*. Occupation is open but I don’t really see her as a criminal so probably something in an legit/honest field, useful to the ship (they signed on together). Blah bLAH BLAH nothing is ironclad though honestly I would be so down to just hash out all the details/clean this up/barf at the cute with someone over these two. First name was also just a placeholder so feel free to change it! OK THAT’S ALL TY FOR UR TIME BYE

HMU I GOT THAT TUMBLR MSG I GOT THAT SKYPE ily forever