Revolver (2005)

Revolver is a no ordinary thriller. It has a story that reveals itself, little by little, one step being more clever than the other. It is a crossword for very strong solvers. One thing is for sure: if you like riddles, you will enjoy it fully.

My rating: 08/10

Looper (2012)

Although a science fiction fan, this film is not the best of breed. Except for its ending.

My rating: 07/10

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

People meet near the end of their lives, going to a distant place for most of them. A place totally different from where they have grown, a place with a different culture, habits, a place that insults the senses as no other place can do that. Yet, it is like a wave: resist and you are lost, go with it and you’ll get to the other side. English self-sarcasm at its best, well portrayed characters, and so much
wisdom in that film that it could not but come from a book.It is not only the tag line I adored in the movie:

  • The only failure is the failure for not trying
  • The measure of success is the way we deal with failure
  • Everything will go alright at the end and if it does not, it is not the end yet!

It is the way they are blended into the plot, the density of the story, the acting, … everything, at the right amount. What could a better closing be than the scene where two cross-cultural, at opposite ages, couples greet each other bike-riding?

My rating: 08/10

18th International Athens Film Festival – 2012

The festival ended on Sunday. Yet, the essence of the last movie I saw, “The Beasts of the Southern Wild” was still “played” in my head. For some reason, it was impossible for me to write a post for it and “close” the festival. Until today. I am not entirely happy with what I wrote but some things need to be wrapped up some time!

This was a much better festival than the one last year.

Regarding new movies, the best ones are:

  • The Sessions
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  • Rust and Bone
  • Garbage in the Garden of Eden


  • Barbara
  • Safety Not Guaranteed

You may also enjoy:

  • See Girl Run
  • On the Road
  • Cosmopolis
  • Smashed


  • Rent-A-Cat
  • Faith, Love and Whiskey
  • Amour

The following are not bad

  • Una noche
  • Gimme the Loot

but I would avoid the following:

  • Between Us
  • Graceland

Regarding old movies

  • The Firemen’s Ball is a masterpiece and
  • Pigs and Battleships is very good

Each movie has its own post and rating 🙂