The Big Year (2011)

TheBigYearThe Big Year is a film about birds and bird observers. People that are passionate observing birds, devoting a big part of their life try to see them, hear them, admire them. Well, I am a nature fan (walking the mountains is a favorite activity of mine) and despite the fact that I do not share the passion I sympathize!

So, the subject is an original one, the plot is not bad and there are numerous funny moments. The point however where the film shows its real beauty (for me) is on the finish line, i.e. in the last five minutes. For these five minutes, which of course build on the remaining film, it gets…

My rating: 08/10

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)

WoodyAllenADocumentaryApart from a very short period of time (something like less than a year) I am a big Woody Allen fan. I’ve seen almost all his films. So, when the documentary was released in a film festival, I thought: “but I know the guy inside-out, watching it should be a waste of time!”. Big mistake! This is an excellent film worthy of its subject.

It is very interesting to see how Woody Allen started, as a person that was extremely uncomfortable with a live audience and became the director he is now. How things in his childhood affected his obsessions, ideas, beliefs. The way people who worked with him speak about their collaboration. The way he sees his work, life, love and of course death!

It is such a pleasure to see a man at his age to have such clarity, soberness and maturity about all aspects of his life and work.

He is really amazing as is this film that shows the man behind the work done. If you like his movies do not miss it. If you don’t, well, you may learn something in another level 🙂

My rating: 09/10 (Ok, I said I am a fan!!!)