Kevin Smith's shot at a "serious" movie is this infuriating, terribly… MoreKevin Smith's shot at a "serious" movie is this infuriating, terribly directed and unfocused mess that only manages to be morally disgusting in its childish, inconsistent political ideas, while also full of implausible situations and long, unnecessary monologues.
This revealing, funny and well edited film is a must-see for fans of… MoreThis revealing, funny and well edited film is a must-see for fans of Nick Cave and for all those who would like to take an intimate look into an artist's creative process and motivation, even if the charm wears off fast and the doc is also stuffed with a tad too many concert scenes.
Although the very idea that a Catholic priest in Ireland would face… MoreAlthough the very idea that a Catholic priest in Ireland would face such increasing rejection does not really convince me, this is a provocative and ironic drama centered on a goodhearted but inescapably hypocritical man who represents an institution that in fact has brought about a great deal of pain.
A gorgeous, poetic and delicate film that knows that little can be… MoreA gorgeous, poetic and delicate film that knows that little can be said and yet all can be conveyed with beautiful images and a wonderfully subtle approach to a character's life, and it is almost impossible to not feel enormously enchanted by the beauty and serenity of what we witness.
An engaging, slow-burning satanic thriller for the first hour, but… MoreAn engaging, slow-burning satanic thriller for the first hour, but soon the mysteries start to pile up in a plot that leaves a lot unanswered (What was the reason behind the first death? Why does Corso act the way he does in the end?), and it falls flat with a very anticlimactic conclusion.
It is a pity that the psychological richness of the previous film… MoreIt is a pity that the psychological richness of the previous film gives place to a bloated and not really engaging cat-and-mouse game that lacks that same chemistry between the two characters and has a rather frustrating ending, being only worth it because of Lecter.
This breathtaking psychological thriller and terrific character study… MoreThis breathtaking psychological thriller and terrific character study will always be remembered for its iconic depiction of one of the most fascinating monsters ever created, Dr. Lecter, having deserved every award that it won, although Ted Levine should have also been remembered for his fantastic performance.
Nina Hoss delivers perhaps the very best and most challenging… MoreNina Hoss delivers perhaps the very best and most challenging performance of her career in this gripping film about what it is like to become a stranger to the person you love (and vice versa) - even though the suicide of a certain character comes up as quite unnecessary.
A sappy and overpraised movie that is all over the place trying to… MoreA sappy and overpraised movie that is all over the place trying to bite off so much more than it can chew, even discarding its heavy-handed family drama (which gets solved in the most pathetic way) to focus on this corny romance, and it did not deserve any of the Oscar nominations that it got.
I can't really decide which of the subplots is the dullest and most… MoreI can't really decide which of the subplots is the dullest and most dispensable, or if Nancy's revenge story could have been any less pointless or dragged any less had it been cut by half - everything so flat and forgettable that it doesn't even make me want to write about it.