Christofer has written 3 reviews for films during 2016.

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    Could've been pretty good on the hands of a director.

  • Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

    Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

    ★★★★★

    Robert Parrish started his career editing the films of John Ford, and being forced to study attentively the master's material must have made quite an impact on the way he would shape his own, because not only he learned the importance of Ford's focus on conceptual and emotional undercurrents which both substantiated and could counterpoint the "big theme", he abolished the requisite for anything "big" on the B-grade genre films he was assigned to make. In the last three days…

  • The Quest

    The Quest

    ★★★★

    The definitive axiomatic JCVD piece and probably the greatest example of hollywood mannerism of its era as the senile hero guides us through fleeting identities/caricatures/motivations in an ever-morphing story that seems improvised according to star-making necessities of another time, with incarnations in the most distinct scenarios and genres. Earns bonus points for still not feeling like an exercise in narcissism and because no one else but Paul Anderson makes films with such spirit these days, that's just another reason to anticipate Van Damme's long due return to the director's chair. One of the most underrated of the 90s.