The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
Lost in Translation is a 2003 romantic-dramedy directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Set in Tokyo, it centres around the lives of two visiting Americans, aging actor Bob Harris and recent graduate Charlotte. Both suffering from lulls in their respective marriages they strike an immediate bond when they meet at a bar in the hotel at which they're staying. The film follows there lives whilst in Japan and the relationship they form.
Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is an American actor whose best days are behind him. He is now relegated to adverts for foreign brand products as he travels to Tokyo to promote Santori whiskey and escape his marriage of 25 years. Staying in the same hotel as Bob is Charlotte, a recent graduate of university and a newly-wed. She came to Japan with her husband who is doing celebrity photography but she is having second thoughts about their marriage and her future.
One night, the two make a chance encounter in the bar of their hotel and begin a close bond. During the rest of their stay, the two explore the sights and sounds of Tokyo together and literally get lost in translation between the differences in both Japanese and American culture.
At the end of his stay and on the way to the airport in a taxi, Bob notices Charlotte walking across the street in a crowd. He tells the driver to stop and goes to her. The two hug passionately while Bob whispers something inaudible into Charlotte's ear. Bob then kisses her and then makes his way back to the taxi to return home.