Tarek Lassoued

March 2017
January 2016
Tarek Lassoued recommended Natural Born Killers.
Mister rabbit says, "A moment of realization is worth a thousand prayers."
August 2015
August 2015
May 2015
Tarek Lassoued has watched Chappie
March 2015
March 2015
February 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended A Tale of Two Sisters.

A Tale of Two Sisters

Two young sisters recovering from an unnamed trauma must face a mysterious past in this excellent South Korean shocker. A worldwide hit upon its release and based on an old Korean fairy tale; two sisters come to live with their cold and distant father and turn-on-a-dime stepmother in a house where nothing is as it seems. A wonderfully haunting score, starkly beautiful imagery, and a labyrinthine plot that twists and turns at every dark corner all set the stage for a riveting and often terrifying guessing game of a movie. Equal parts drama, mystery, and ghost story, A Tale of Two Sisters is a richly complex and challenging cinematic treat that may very well demand repeat viewings.

January 2015
January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended I Saw the Devil.

I Saw the Devil

Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Brazil.

Brazil

Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film parodies the mostly dysfunctional bureaucratic world we live in and takes us to a post-apocalyptic world in the future yet with our present day attitudes in mind.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Snatch.

Snatch

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended L.A. Confidential.

L.A. Confidential

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Citizen Kane.

Citizen Kane

Orson Welles was 26 when he made his first feature film, Citizen Kane. The film became known as one of the greatest of all time and earned him international celebrity. Multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu, speaking a single word: "Rosebud". A reporter tracks down the people who worked and lived with Kane, hearing their stories as they attempt to unlock the riddle of his dying breath.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Mind Game.

Mind Game

The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Taxi Driver.

Taxi Driver

Robert De Niro stars as Travis Bickle in this oppressive psychodrama about a Vietnam veteran who rebels against the decadence and immorality of big city life in New York while working the nightshift as a taxi driver.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended American Beauty.

American Beauty

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Dr. Strangelove or
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. A classic black and white war satire from director Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended The Usual Suspects.

The Usual Suspects

Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze?

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended The Thing.

The Thing

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended A Clockwork Orange.

A Clockwork Orange

The head of a gang of toughs, in an insensitive futuristic society, is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he's brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Chinatown.

Chinatown

A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Goodfellas.

Goodfellas

Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended La Haine.

La Haine

Abdel, a local hoodlum, is hospitalized after a riot, where a policeman lost his gun. His friend Vinz finds it and claims he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Stalker.

Stalker

A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Annie Hall.

Annie Hall

The neurotic New Yorker Woody Allen tells one of the greatest romantic comedies to be set in the city of New York.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Adam's Apples.

Adam's Apples

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Raging Bull.

Raging Bull

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended The Lives of Others.

The Lives of Others

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Apocalypse Now.

Apocalypse Now

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Memento.

Memento

Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended City of God.

City of God

City of God depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. In the 1970’s that kids are carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Full Metal Jacket.

Full Metal Jacket

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Fight Club.

Fight Club

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended The Fighter.

The Fighter

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Children of Men.

Children of Men

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended 12 Angry Men.

12 Angry Men

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Barton Fink.

Barton Fink

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Miller's Crossing.

Miller's Crossing

Miller’s Crossing is the Coen brothers' first successful attempt at reaching a wider audience. They illustrate an atypical Mafia story that sways away from the typical films from the genre like The Godfather or Goodfellas. Taking place during Prohibition, this film is an incredible piece of work accompanied by superb acting performances.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Fargo.

Fargo

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Ghost in the Shell.

Ghost in the Shell

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended Akira.

Akira

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.

January 2015
Tarek Lassoued recommended In Bruges.
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December 2014
Tarek Lassoued recommended 2001: A Space Odyssey.

2001
A Space Odyssey

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

December 2014
December 2014