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T2 Trainspotting

Twenty years after Mark Renton’s (Ewan McGregor) betrayal, he returns home to Edinburgh to face his old friends; at the same time, the incorrigible Begbie (Robert Carlyle) escapes from prison… This belated sequel to Trainspotting (1996) reunited the cast and crew and is certainly a nostalgia piece for everybody involved, audiences included. Just like the … Continue reading T2 Trainspotting

Trainspotting: Flirting with Death

CHOOSE LIFE. CHOOSE A JOB. CHOOSE A DENTAL INSURANCE, LEISURE WEAR AND MATCHING LUGGAGE. CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE. BUT WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO A THING LIKE THAT? In 1996, Republican Senator Bob Dole was fighting an uphill battle as his party’s presidential nominee  to defeat Bill Clinton. As he was attacking the President and … Continue reading Trainspotting: Flirting with Death

A Life Less Ordinary

A COMEDY FOR ANYONE WHO’S EVER BEEN IN DANGER… OF FALLING IN LOVE. Robert Lewis (Ewan McGregor) loses his job as a janitor and kidnaps the boss’s daughter (Cameron Diaz); two fallen angels (Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo) try to make them fall in love. Director Danny Boyle followed his superior Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996) with something entirely different, … Continue reading A Life Less Ordinary

Slumdog Millionaire: Lucrative Life Lessons

LOVE AND MONEY… YOU HAVE MIXED THEM BOTH. A mass of energy. That’s what screenwriter Simon Beaufoy claims to have picked up from his meetings with street children in India, a journey he made to learn more about their situation before adapting Vikas Swarup’s novel. When Danny Boyle was hired to direct the film one … Continue reading Slumdog Millionaire: Lucrative Life Lessons

28 Days Later: The End of Britain

THE DAYS ARE NUMBERED. Danny Boyle is emerging as one of the most interesting British directors of our time. This is not only because he is obviously gifted, but also because he always chooses surprising and very varied projects. After portraying Edinburgh heroin addicts in Trainspotting, making a star-studded comedy, A Life Less Ordinary, and turning Alex … Continue reading 28 Days Later: The End of Britain

The Beach

SOMEWHERE ON THIS PLANET IT MUST EXIST. Young American Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), who’s backpacking in Thailand, finds a map that supposedly will take him to a paradise untouched by humans. John Hodge’s novel is a modern classic and many of its fans hated what the filmmakers did. How can Hollywood compete with the sense of adventure … Continue reading The Beach