Christofer has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2014.

  • The Captive

    The Captive

    ★★★

    Egoyan's DEVIL'S KNOT was a work of ultimate restraint, but this is almost the exact opposite. The unashamed weirdness of CAPTIVES just makes it impossible to ignore. This has a strange feeling of late Argento to it, transposing that outlandish sensibility of early gialli to the most banal premises of procedural thrillers, letting the filmmakers' thematic obsessions develop in the most bizarre ways possible, as if the narrative could go anywhere, structuring the whole thing less on plausibility and logic,…

  • Epidemic

    Epidemic

    ★★★

    The picture of happiness which we harbor is steeped completely in the time which the course of our own existence has conferred on us. The happiness which could awaken envy in us exists only in the air we have breathed, with people we could have spoken with, with women who might have been able to give themselves to us. The conception of happiness, in other words, resonates irremediably with that of redemption. It is just the same with the conception…

  • The Seventh Continent

    The Seventh Continent

    ★★★

    Code Unknown's cryptic montage is already evident here, though not as strong as in that movie. The only character that reacts immediately to a juxtaposed shot is the child, like in the scene where the father sells the car, the pattern is interrupted in a way that none of the following scenes are, during the destruction of the house (until the aquarium is broken), because the girl is observing and reacting to something outside of systematic action, we are not…