Christofer has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2013.

  • The Grudge 2

    The Grudge 2

    ★★★★

    Considering this is the fifth retelling of a very simplistic story from the director's first film (with its premise originated from a short), it is incredible how he can still bring something new to the poor material, taking a step further in every aspect, making this probably the best and most complex of the series. A big surprise since the first American remake refused to do much more than simply recycling scenes from the originals. With this one Shimizu makes…

  • Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

    Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

    ★★★★

    It redeems an almost miserable year for the genre, this is masterful action filmmaking.

    The lack of gore and heavy visual stylization of the first movie, now with more subtle and fluid editing/cinematography choices, brings new weight to the fight scenes, focusing much more on choreography, on creating a dialogue with Adkins' incredible physicality, instead of limiting it by stylistic excess. This also proves again that Florentine works best with more limited narratives, creating all drama/conflict through his precise framing…