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

  • Cecilia

    Cecilia

    ★★★★

    - (...) "It was just crazy - it was, well, poetry. And poems are usually very short – too short."
    - "We're the ones who shorten poetry to our measure."

    Indeed. Specially if it is lost within decadent softcore where the haute bourgeoisie intellectualizes their actions so every tenet can be perverted and turned into spectacle. What could easily be a celebration of corruption is affectively treated by Franco as a melancholic satire of the sexually explicit soap-operas that this…

  • Lorna, the Exorcist

    Lorna, the Exorcist

    ★★★★

    It is incomprehensible how Jesus Franco could be seen as nothing more than a hack pornographer delivering shit movies specifically for the horny, braindead and decadent audience which consumed and sustained the lowest kind of sexploitation his producers were regularly dumping at that time, because all titles I’ve managed to watch from the hardcore side of his filmography are not far from this one, and it’s hard to imagine anyone expecting to be aroused ending up pleased with the experience…

  • Night Terrors

    Night Terrors

    ★★★★

    No matter how dumb the screenplay, how cheap the production and Zoe Trilling's inability to be a convincing human being, this is still the work of a master. Like another ridiculous erotic thriller I've seen recently, Friedkin's Jade, this is conscious, intelligently designed schlock that comprehends the mold it's operating on, allowing thematic inquiry to develop beneath the ugly (and ultimately irrelevant) surface, objectively built as a kitsch stage for an aberrant, "ever degenerating aristocracy".

    I wouldn't trade the opening…