28 February 2010

The Hurt Locker USA, 2008 ☆☆☆

The war in Irak has inspired many filmmakers, and this one tells us the daily life of a bomb squad whose mission is to disactivate bombs everyday. Any day can be the last day for these soldiers. You could not have a more stressful job, if you ask me. The movie also shows us how cultural differences prevent us from cooperating and understanding each other as well as we wished.

27 February 2010

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire US, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

The tragic story of Precious, a 16 year-old who struggles through life with one child and another soon to be born. Left along by her parents, she finds guidance in a social worker and a teacher who make her realize that it is going to take much more to move forward. The dream sequences are amazing, the acting superbe also.

26 February 2010

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus UK, 2009 ☆☆☆

Terry Gilliam brings to the big screen another fantasy story about Dr. Parnassus and his dream world. As is typical of Gilliam, nothing is at it seems, there are midgets and giants, big movie stars and an epic story to be told.

24 February 2010

The White Ribbon Das Weisse Band, Austria-Germany, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

A small village in pre war Germany is witness to horrible crimes. Who is responsibler? The moral rules and Protestant society back in those years made people lead a pretty harsh life. We get to see who the criminals are, and the answer is as disturbing as a typical Michael Haneke film.

22 February 2010

A Single Man USA, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

The life of a lonely professor whose companion dies in a car accident is poetically told by director Tom Ford. Expect a master piece score by the same composers of the theme song of In the Mood for Love.

20 February 2010

Capricorn One USA, 1978 ☆☆☆

A NASA mission to Mars will not work, and the whole program is endangered. What to do? Let's fake the Mars landing. That is exactly what happens, but it has terrible consequences for the government when the astronauts decide to run away and tell the truth to everyone. Good entertainment.