An always smart and intriguing film that combines acid criticism… MoreAn always smart and intriguing film that combines acid criticism (especially of Hollywood) and a surreal feel of nightmare the way the Coen brothers do best, with a cynical, sophisticated sense of humor, priceless dialogue and a delicious gallery of fascinating characters.
Despite its noble intentions, this preachy film was clearly made as a… MoreDespite its noble intentions, this preachy film was clearly made as a vehicle for Rossellini's marxist discourse - and not only it relies on a contrived premise that is hard to buy but also has a very heavy-handed execution, with a clumsy dialogue and a terrible lack of subtlety.
A visually stunning Disney animation with amazing songs and an… MoreA visually stunning Disney animation with amazing songs and an intelligent, witty story that boldly subverts the conventions of fairy tales by having women in no need of princes to save them. But still, it could have really done without a certain unnecessary, ultra-cliché character twist.
An interesting story with a lot of potential but undermined by its… MoreAn interesting story with a lot of potential but undermined by its inability to make us relate to it in nearly any level, tending towards melodrama and becoming like a soap-opera after some time. It remains cold, with characters that could have been more well explored.
A wonderfully melancholic character study that explores its… MoreA wonderfully melancholic character study that explores its protagonist's state of spirit with half shadows and a grayish photography - as well as some gorgeous folk music - to tell an insightful story full of heart that escapes with gusto being the conventional underdog crowd pleaser.
An intriguing sci-fi thriller that creates an efficient atmosphere of… MoreAn intriguing sci-fi thriller that creates an efficient atmosphere of mystery and takes us further and further into this engrossing puzzle in a strange universe we cannot help but always want to know more about - even if after awhile it does not take much to see where it is all going.
Zizek's many ideas are really fascinating and always fun to watch, but… MoreZizek's many ideas are really fascinating and always fun to watch, but once again he has trouble organizing all of them in a cohesive argument, even if now the result is less rambling than the first film due to the narrowed down focus of what he wants to say.
Marine Vacht gives shape to an enigmatic character that remains… MoreMarine Vacht gives shape to an enigmatic character that remains fascinating during the whole time even if we don't understand what drives her to act and behave the way she does - which makes for an engaging viewing despite the fact that she never opens up to us.
Polanski gives us a welcome slap across the face with this provocative… MorePolanski gives us a welcome slap across the face with this provocative and deliciously anti-sexist chamber film that is superbly well written - adapted from David Ives' homonymous two-person play - and directed with the level of audacity that it deserves.
Miyazaki indulges himself in his passion for seaplanes with this very… MoreMiyazaki indulges himself in his passion for seaplanes with this very enjoyable project of most personal interest, an always entertaining film that benefits from a beautiful soundtrack, a spot-on sense of humor and, even better, a lot of heart.