Fellow Movie Buffs

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Riphagen-The Untouchable"

What a dark movie. It's based on a true story set in WWII. A Dutch collaborator with the Nazis makes deals with Jews to help protect their valuables until after the war. Well, let's just say he's not totally honest with them. He's one of the most vile human beings I've ever seen depicted in the movies. Riphagen (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge), gives one of the most amazing performances I've seen recently. You just want this guy to die.
4.5 out of 5 stars

I have to apologize, I could only find a Dutch trailer and I couldn't embed a video. You'll have to do a cut and paste. Sorry, but believe me, it's an incredible movie.

Monday, October 10, 2016


A young couple is separated during a military coup in Chile and the photojournalist is sent to a secret military camp which is disguised as a religious cult facility. His girlfriend( Emma Watson) goes in search of him, and joins the cult to find him and get him out. This movie is based on true events during the Pinochet regime and is spellbinding. All the actors were phenomenal, and I though Michael Nyqvist played the evil protagonists just about as well as you could play it. He was pure evil! What a great story.
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

"Scenic Route"

Two old friends decide to take a trip cross country. Instead of taking the usual route, they decide on taking the "Scenic Route"--which is to say, the road that no one takes. So their beater of a truck breaks down and a series of major fights ensue between these guys. They end up out in the middle of nowhere in the desert, on a a lonely, untravelled road. The movie devolves into the two guys examining their existence and their relationships with each other. At the the movie's conclusion you question whether the events actually took place or not.
4 stars out of 5.