• Pig

    Pig

    ★★½

    The angriest god-damn truffle-hunter from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter...

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Caerdroia

    The name of an uncanny welsh book featuring in this movie, defining a turf maze. Beth (perfect role for Rebecca Hall), not surprisingly in a psychological horror, after her husband's suicide finds out about secrets in his life which means she's thrown into a metaphorical labyrinthine journey as more and more creepy stuff come out. Though from The Night House's plot premises I wouldn't expect anything extra-ordinary, I must say I loved the way this movie is filled with…

  • Amulet

    Amulet

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A Tale Of Vengeful Catharsis

    I found Romola Garai's a 'good' directing debut overall, yet there was something in its ending that seemed to me anything but coherent. I got a bit puzzled, surely I wouldn't know how to write about it, I definitely 'had to' find out some movie explained link online and ... the first one I got was an actual interview in which Garai -and that is quite 'unheard-of' for a director- Breaks Down the Horror Film’s…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    There's nothing for me to add already, about Dennis Villeneuve's version of Herbert's Dune... I just concur with whoever said before me that within the movie's grand, glorious production/visual rendering the director achieves also to leave his mark (for example I seem to have detected a self-referencing towards Arrival in terms of imagery) and of course one can hardly miss -shoud admire- his huge talent (8.5/10)

  • The Trouble with You

    The Trouble with You

    I decided I should watch Pierre Salvadori's En Liberte', a comedy within a film policier, as I got attracted by Adele Haenel being in it. At the end, I'd say my verdict would be very disappointing, too boring and totally forgettable for me. Watch it, ONLY because Adele Haenel is in it.

  • Sapphire

    Sapphire

    ★★½

    I found online/i> that Sapphire is a British crime drama film of the end of 1960s which focuses on racism in London toward immigrants from the West Indies. While watching I noticed once agian how typical it was of British thrillers of the times to have suspects determined not to break in front of detectives only to give up to them for hardly unsustainable reasons towards the movies' end. As in this case, I generally love to watch such movies for their appealing choices of London filming locations

  • Never Grow Old

    Never Grow Old

    ★★

    Cliches did grow old, and still feature, making this western ultimately quite predictable, though still worth watching -possibly- for its darkly photographed settings and bleak mood. John Cusack appears in a walken-esque main villain role (4.5/10)

  • Undine

    Undine

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    When recently I watched Chrstian Petzold's 2007 drama Yella, I couldn't help noticing how contrived its plot was. Well, I found his recent Undine possibly daring to break even deeper into improbable territories. I'll have to partly spoil that plot while trying to do it shortly, let's say it involves well synchronized deaths and resuscitations/supernatural reappearances...

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★½

    "I'm going there to see my father..."

    I got very curious by the Cannes award won, but…
    I mean, Titane turned out 'over the top extreme' which means 'wrong choice for me'. Maybe if the psycho-killings weren’t there… but let’s assume they were, just to get the story progress. Also, at least a majestic, award-worthy Vincent Lindon played in it

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★½

    TCC arguably forms a diptych with director Paul Schrader's previous 2017 effort Frst Reformed (Main character William Tell Willich catharsis arguably duplicates the famous one from Schrader's -or rather cinema- hero Travis Bickle). Though anything but original then, I found TCC the superior piece of the diptych partly because of the gambling world setting, but mostly thanks to Oscar Isaac's outstanding intense performance

  • The Greatest Love of All Time

    The Greatest Love of All Time

    Following up his previous Venus on the Half-Shell in 1977 Walerian Borowczyk chose as recipient of his film-homage another -perhaps obscure- erotic surrealist painter, Serbian Popovic Ljuba. WB selected Richard Wagner's Tannhauser as the short's soundtrack

  • Beanfilm

    Beanfilm

    An Hungarian (beany) gem