<< Favourite films are selected from recent first watches and will change constantly.
Laurent Lafitte's directorial debut is a rather bizarre, uncomfortable comedy that will definitely not appeal to all audiences and more than a few will find extremely offensive. The film's title immediately evokes Gustave Courbet's famous and controversial painting, but I never imagined how it would make sense and relate to it. During the first part of the film, it's hard to know where the film is going or what themes it's trying to address until the oedipal traumas of a…
Mia Hansen-Løve's latest feature film is visually beautiful, with the landscapes of Fårö, its dunes and the sea, but one that I found rather inconsequential and not very engaging. Maybe it's just too contemplative and subtle for my liking in its reflections on relationships, communication, and dissatisfaction, as well as banar in its observation of the creative process of artists. There's just no emotional impact and, to be quite honest, I feel that the constant references to Bergman (his themes more than anything) and the connections Hansen-Løve tries to establish are detrimental to her film because, again, it lacks depth. Quite a disappointment.
I was 15 years old in 1999 and was eager to see Kubrick's last work, which was only my third from his filmography. My best friend and I went to one of those theatres that would allow us in regardless of the film's rating not knowing exactly what to expect. I left the theatre with the feeling that I've seen something that would completely change my appreciation of cinema. I remember been obsessed with this film, I even went to…
A few days ago, Guillermo del Toro expressed in an interview that he tries to keep the plot of his films as simple as possible and thus be able to focus on the visual aspect; personally, it seems to me that right there lies the biggest flaw in his latest feature film, a simple and predictable story, a little longer than necessary and, although visually attractive, very conventional. The interviewer mentioned that this is a very complex film with several…