I’ve only always known Clint Eastwood from his Wild West movies. In my memory he always had the same role although the movies changed from time to time. In 2008 Clint Eastwood came with Gran Torino, which by the way had nothing to do with the desert. He directed and movie and played the most important role. Could that ever work?
Every movie with Scarlett Johansson is worth seeing. In good company is no exception, although the movie itself is quite bad. See it if you like Scarlett. If not, then forget it. I rate it with a 5.
A boy and a girl meet in a train driving through Europe. They feel a spark and decide do share a night in Vienna. The movie is about 2 persons sharing themselves and their lives with each other. It’s not a conventional Hollywood script, but unfortunately it is played by unknown (good) but not convincing actors (not good). Better acting could have made this movie even rawer. Still I rate it with an 8.
Still Life was originally published as Sanxia haoren but then subtitled in English. Coalminer Han Sanming comes from Fengyang in Shanxi to the Three Gorges town Fengjie to look for his daughter and ex-wife whom he has not seen for 16 years. Nurse Shen Hong also comes to Fengjie from Taiyuan in Shanxi to look for her husband who has not been home for two years. The old township has been submerged. Life persists in the Three Gorges – what should be taken up is taken up, what should be cast off is cast off.