Ionut-Razvan Barbu

Ionut-Razvan Barbu

Favorite films

  • Taxi Driver
  • 8½
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Constant Forge

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  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

  • The Memory of a Killer

  • Angel Heart

  • The Edge

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  • Why Me?

    Why Me?

    ★★★★½

    A transparent dramatization of the story of prosecutor Cristian Panait who died in suspicious circumstances in 2002. A young man’s upstanding view of the world is rendered idealist and naïve by a corrupt judicial system. While delving into the depths of political entanglements the movie evokes a more fundamental theme: the struggle of a man against a system. If you ever tried changing something against the ever-tightening grip of a stubborn order, this movie will resonate on a deep level.

    Under the skilful direction of Tudor Giurgiu, Emilian Oprea gives a first-class performance in a role that could be career defining.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Sci-fi movies are never about aliens or the future, they are about us and the present. Under the Skin offers an artful dispassionate view at the world today, and even though the action takes place in Scotland the somewhat elusive message of the film can be extrapolated to a Western scale.

    Scarlett Johansson embodies an alien who uses sexual attractiveness to lure men for what could presumably be considered alien nutrition. As she discovers and learns more about human empathy…