<< Favourite films are selected from recent first watches and will change constantly.
A pretty straightforward and by the numbers inspirational story, Eddie the Eagle tells the hardships experienced by Michael Edwards, a man who fought against all odds to achieve his dream of becoming an Olympic athlete. The film blends comedy and a bunch of clichés from sport films focusing on an underdog, it’s far too predictable, a little too sentimental, and the message is quite obvious but it's also entertaining enough. Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman do a commendable job and…
Even though I am not familiar with the story of P.T. Barnum, I can imagine that it is not entirely historically accurate and it might be even sugar coated. The film in general it's too superficial, there's no character development, the excessive use of CGI tends to be very distracting, and the script is a bit of a mess. Moreover, it tries to convey a message in a not very subtle manner. Still, I found myself enjoying this quite a bit; it might be too of an artificial spectacle, but I found it very entertaining.
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…