Calvary (2014)

There are times when scenes from a film haunt your mind for days. Calvary is one of these films. It gets your attention from the start.
The tail of the Innocent, the circle of unjust violence, the way to escape from it. The fact that we, as people focus now days more on defaults than on virtues. The fact we may underestimate the best virtue of them all.
Do not miss it.

My Voyage to Italy (2001)

myVoyage2Italy_There is a tendency to watch movies recently released. One may however wonder, what was filmed in the past and how good it is compared to what is released today. Sometimes films that are fifty years old address the same issues we encounter today. The actors, the scenery, the pace, the style may be different. Cinema, as any form of art, reflects society. How much society has changed in the last fifty years?

My voyage to Italy is an exceptional documentary which will open your appetite for films of the past. Films which are rarely filmed any more. You should not miss it.

My rating: 08/10

10.000 Km (2014)

10000km 10.000 km is a big distance, whether it refers to distance between cities or … people. Two actors holding the entire film, acting which makes you forget you’re watching a movie, humorous, realistic to the bone, humaine. If one has lived a relationship where distance was a disrupting factor then the film will certainly step on the hurting tow. But it is a film one has to see.

My rating: 09/10

Yearbook (2014)

TheYearBookYearbook is a short animation film. Yet, it says so many things in such a short time… About us, as human race, how we think, what we do, about he meaning of life. A bravo to Bernardo Britto. The best short film out of six selected during the 20th Athens International Film festival.

My rating: 09/10

Mercuriales (2014)

Mercuriales This is one of the few films that made me leave before it has finished.

My rating: 02/10

The Lunchbox (2013)

TheLunchboxThe Lunchbox substantially deviates from the films we use to see. It is like a breeze. It takes place in India. The difference in culture should provide an obstacle to understand the feelings, the attitude, the habits, the relationships, practically everything constituting the movie’s raw material. Yet, Ritesh Batra manages to make a westerner feel at home, understand the emotions and the thoughts of the characters and lose oneself in the plot. An original plot which has become a rarity.

You should not miss the Lunchbox 🙂

My rating: 09/10

 

3-Iron (2004)

3ironProvocatively different in numerous ways, 3-Iron is a story about dream and reality, a strange (but descent) point of view regarding taking and giving, the rules we live by, the rules imposed on us, violence and its side effects and … transcendence!

My rating : 09/10

Transcendence (2014)

TranscendenceWell, there are some good ingredients in Transcendence, numerous references to up-to-date technology, all put in the blender along with some terrorists (ah, these people! they are unbelievable in what they may do!) and the juice is ready to pour! Well, it is not entirely bad, just do not expect too much.

My rating: 05/10

 

The Human Stain (2003)

TheHumanStainWhy did I like “The Human Stain” so much? Because it speaks of so many important things with a direct and indirect way at the same time. About things one is born with and can do nothing to change, the decisions made because of them, friendship, the desire to live and enjoy life, the realization of what is important and what is not, the measure of sorrow, a caress that was intended but was not given, a hug that means different things for two people who care for each other…

Well, it is based on a book with the same title and despite the fact that I have not read the book, Robert Benton made an amazing movie played by an amazing cast. This is not a film to be missed.

My rating: 09/10

 

Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2000)

ninequeens_Fabian Bielinsky’s Nine Queens is a film that starts with a good pace and builds up as the plot moves on. There are changes upon changes that keep you wondering what is going to happen next, the story is very good and nothing is certain till the last moment, A film about con jobs well set up, told and played. One of the best in its kind/

My rating: 08/10

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