This overly sentimental drama could have been genuinely moving but it… MoreThis overly sentimental drama could have been genuinely moving but it gets ruined by terrible narrative choices, remaining not only seriously manipulative, given its exploitative matter, but also with an extremely obnoxious protagonist that pushes our patience to the limit.
A stupid movie about a psychological experiment that makes no sense.… MoreA stupid movie about a psychological experiment that makes no sense. The men in the role of prisoners are a bunch of imbeciles in every way imaginable and the ones playing guards are sick sociopaths, so what is the point here? Even worse, though, is the terrible ending.
The direction is a bit predictable and the film goes on for a few… MoreThe direction is a bit predictable and the film goes on for a few minutes beyond what should be its conclusion (even though I like the last shot), but this is an intelligent sci-fi that offers great food for thought, an amazing production design and impressive visual effects.
An intriguing Spanish drama that raises many questions about morality… MoreAn intriguing Spanish drama that raises many questions about morality without ever giving in to easy answers, with well-constructed characters who have solid motivations for their actions, and the story makes some curious parallels between the early colonization of America and modern-day imperialism.
A pretty funny teen sex comedy full of dirty jokes and bathroom humor.… MoreA pretty funny teen sex comedy full of dirty jokes and bathroom humor. It is nothing special and definitely not supposed to be taken seriously, so just let yourself go with it and you may laugh real hard at its hilarious nonsense and inspired moments.
An efficient prison break movie that manages to be tense and gripping,… MoreAn efficient prison break movie that manages to be tense and gripping, even though there is nothing really memorable about the plot and it doesn't even make any attempt to conceal its artificial and clearly manipulative efforts to create suspense in many key scenes.
A challenging, disorienting puzzle built on an extremely tense… MoreA challenging, disorienting puzzle built on an extremely tense atmosphere and a slow-burning pacing to promote discussions and interpretations regarding its mind-twisting plot - which may be even simpler than it seems, with one key to it in one of its posters.
Even better than the exceptional first movie, it has an intelligent… MoreEven better than the exceptional first movie, it has an intelligent story in which drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro is beaten but a new enemy rises - a potential scenario that exposes a complex social cancer that goes all the way up to the politicians, passing by the corrupt Military Police and the shady interests of the media.
A charming, provocative and, above all, mature coming-of-age drama… MoreA charming, provocative and, above all, mature coming-of-age drama with a simple yet morally complex story that never gives in to easy solutions - and, while the cast is wonderful, it is Carey Mulligan who definitely shines in a remarkable performance.
Fruit Chan crafts a queasy, unsettling film about vanity and obsession… MoreFruit Chan crafts a queasy, unsettling film about vanity and obsession using an exemplary sound design to evoke tension from a really unusual premise. Still, it has problems in the editing, while the parts don't seem to add up to an exactly satisfying whole.