The Company You Keep (2012)

TheCompanyYouKeep_There are numerous things I liked in “The Company You Keep“. Left my thoughts mature for a couple of days before posting this one. It is obviously a film with a political flavor. Apart from that, however, the characters, their beliefs, their emotions are very well presented. Acting is superb and the story is well-developed (based on a book). One must have a lot of guts to shoot such a film now days, even if it is Robert Redford  …

My rating: 09/10

The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988)

thevanishingThe Vanishing is probably one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It depends obviously on the way a movie is evaluated. If we just want to see the plot, the acting, the generated emotions and leave it there, then ok, it is a good movie. But a film is much more, IMHO, than just something to spend two hours with. It is a piece of art which reflects an opinion and an attitude about life itself. Is this what George Sluizer (the director) and Tim Krabbé (the book author) distilled from life in order to make a film? Or did they sacrifice their vision of life in the altar of story originality?

Spoorloos is an insult to humanity. With so many insults around us, it is really too much to promote film like this.

My rating: 01/10 (for the reasons cited above)