Monday, 12 September 2011

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN. 


So recommended, to watch the beggining of this legendary story!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Student Services (2010)

A cash strapped college student goes to work as an escort in order to make ends meet, only to realize that her education has taken a back seat to her budding career in the pleasure industry. In her struggle to stay financially stable during her first year at the university, 19 year old Laura (Deborah Francois) discovers that a part-time job just won't pay the bills. Then, just when Laura is at her most desperate, she sees an internet ad from a man who's willing to pay £100 an hour to spend an intimate evening with a willing student. Compelled by the lure of some easy money, Laura answers the ad. Later, despite a promise to herself that this will be a once time occurrence, Laura finds herself falling into a new bed every night, and making more money than she ever thought possible. By the time Laura realizes she has stumbled into the downward spiral of prostitution, she begins to doubt her ability to break free from temptation, and finish her education.


Spoken in French with English subtitles, Student Services is a very interesting story of a girl who will do pretty much anything to get by. Francois is terrific as Laura, a strong young woman who is basically just trying to survive in the real world. Writer/director Emmanuelle Bercot (Clement) has crafted a truly beautiful film. The characters are well-developed, the script is genuine and the acting is realistic. Student Services is just exquisite.

Hope you enjoy it!