The Gift (2015)


After they relocate to California, successful married couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) bump into Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an old classmate of Simon’s. This chance meeting soon makes way for an uncomfortable relationship, the maladroit Gordo showering the couple with unwanted gifts, until Simon brings an abrupt end to the friendship. When past secrets begin to emerge, however, things quickly turn from awkward to frightening.

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Spanish eyes…

At first glance, Vicky Cristina Barcelona doesn’t look like a regular Woody Allen movie. There is no soaring Manhattan skyline, no sign of Allen on screen and (almost) no neurotic psychoanalysing. In face Allen’s fourth in a quadrilogy of Europe-set movies (following Match Point, Scoop and Cassandra’s Dream) marks something of a brave new world for the 73-year-old direction, featuring as it does Spanish lotharios, lesbian dalliances and ménage a trois.

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