Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

JackTheGiantSlayerWell, if you have kids, or if a portion of a kid still lurks inside you (!), then you’ll enjoy the play. It is a tale well told. Nothing more 🙂

My rating (for its kind): 07/10

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings PlaybookThe initial film idea of two people having “certified” mental problems getting together is an excellent one. So is the plot up to the point where the football and betting starts to get a major share of the film. It then becomes gross and childish. But that’s what the majority expects and the film industry wants to provide. Silver Linings Playbook had the potential to be a great film.

My rating: 05/10

Dos (2011)

DOS is not only a fresh, stylish movie. It is probably one of the best romantic movies of all time. Although hard to DOSunderstand at the beginning, things fall in place as the tale progresses. It is a film that should be seen with the heart and not with the mind, anyway. It borrows the “reverse story telling” of memento but has a unique way of presenting the passion of falling in love. As a film teacher once said, “the main story of the movie is said at the beginning of the film”. So Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess, opens the film  with a statement “Οσους τη δύναμη μου σέβονται τιμώ και διαφεντεύω τους άρνητες παραπλανω εκείνους τους τσακίζω” (which in a free translation means: “those who my power respect, I rule and honor, it’s the deniers I mislead and crash”).
The scene where two of the main characters kiss each other, followed by the wind shuffling the photographs in the alley, accompanied by a hugging music, may be compared in beauty with the scene from “American Beauty” where the kids watch from the window the paper sheet toyed by the wind in the air.
Stathis Athanasiou made a wonderful film.

My rating: 09/10