April 30, 2012

Hearat Shulayim

English Title: Footnote
Joseph Cedar, Israel, 20011, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
It took me all these time to comment in this film because my fellow companions watching this film didn't like it as much as I did.
Yes, It's not as good as I thought it would be. The trailers tricked me on that! I just thought that with such a great subject how can you missed to create a good film! Maybe they messed up the edition? You must say that the script was good... the idea was brilliant! and the actors were good. But yes, they were tones of information that didn't end anywhere! and, in fact, the film didn't end anywhere either!! (that end guys!! that end!! uuggrr!!) However, I still like it a lot. I enjoyed the drama and the general development. 

Monsieur Lazhar

English Title: Monsieur Lazhar
Philippe Falardeau, Canada, 2011, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
From time to time, when I see good films, I don't like making large comments on them. Why? because I have always said that going to watch a film without knowing much about it, it's so much better!! I will only say that is gently and delicate; with great actors and a good script. It's a tough subject that manage to let you go through it without pain.

April 29, 2012

La Doppia Ora

English Title: The Double Hour
Giuseppe Capotondi, Italy, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
The script's idea is so so so good!! I really don't know what happened!! Everything was very intriguing, confusing, suspenseful and suddenly you have everything there ... even the end!!! What a waste!!! It's worth watching anyway! Acting is great! Music is very nice! an scrip... really good if they would have gotten a few more months to work on ;)
(btw, first time director)

Castaway to the Moon

English Title: Castaway to the Moon
Hae-jun Lee, South Korea, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
As usual with South Korean's films, when I started watching this, I was deadly scare! Scare to see my 5th South Korean film as, with them, you never know how bizarre they can be!!  Although I went back to see the list of the other 4 films I've seen and the only one that it's really REALLY something is "Old Boy" the other ones are nicely bizarre.
Anyway, Castaway has some good, funny, bizarre moments but, unfortunately, few cheesy ones that kill the film for me. It's very disappointing that there are still directors that want to have that Hollywood little, predictable touch that makes a great film a blockbuster one! This is the case for this film. Everything was going fine until the last 15 minutes.  The script was good (although wilson's "lookalike" is unforgivable!), the actors were fine too. You guys have a go... still is a well spend time.

March 21, 2012

Bolivia

English Title: Bolivia
Adrian Caetano, Argentina+Netherlands, 2001, imdb
Review: 1.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
When I saw the name of the film, it cough my attention. Then I read the wrong storyline in netflix (I realized it was wrong when I finished watching the film) and thought it will be interesting. Then, when the film started, I was about to leave it as, at first, I didn't see the need of the black and white shoots. At the end turns out to be a boring film, bad acting, bad cinematography and so on.... Not worth watching in a million years. For my super big surprise it won a prize at Canes!! and UK and Spain!! why? I really don't know...

Amintiri din epoca de aur

English Title: Tales from the Golden Age
Hanno Hofer+others, Romania+France, 2009, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment:
I haven't cried (for laughing so much) in a film for such a long time that, this is why Im giving so many Uchuvas to this film! The film is good... the concept is really good! they really are short "tales" about a communist party in Romania in the late 80's. Not only those tales were good... some how, and not for being Romanian or Easter European at all, I felt identify with the people in every "tale". 

March 11, 2012

Fish Tank

English Title: Fish Tank
Andrea Arnold, UK, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
The script is quite good. It's a tough and rough history. Unexpected development, which was quite good. Acting was good as well. I really don't know why it didn't got me more... but it's a good film to watch.  I just realized that it's the same director as Red Road and yes... they are quite in the same line.  Como diriamos en mi familia: pero que bonita familia!!

March 4, 2012

Meduzot

English Title: Jellyfish
Shira Geffen, Israel+others, 2007, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
It's kind of a weird feeling after watching this film. It is, indeed, very sad but some how it's not THAT depressing considering that none of the 4 stories is slightly happy. The actors weren't that good but the stories were nicely sad, nicely told and well edited (although sometimes the sequence should have been longer... well, from my humble point of view).

March 2, 2012

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

English Title: A Separation
Asghar Farhadi, Iran, 20011, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
A lot of things needs to be good for a film to be... good;  without any doubt acting make a good film a great film! Every single character of this movie was very well performed! the little kid was really credible! she reminds me tons Children of Heaven... same gestures, same drops, same smiles, same giggles... cute, cute, cute! I loved the first scene... there, you can seen the quality of actors the movie have. The script was really strong! not only the main theme but everything around it: culture, religion, family.  At some point I felt the film was a bit long but then I thought what part could be re-adjusted and I didn't find any.

February 23, 2012

Swimming Pool

English Title: Swimming Pool
Francois Ozon, UK + others, 2003, imdb
Review: 1.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
If you want to waste your time, watch this. If you want to get bored in the first 1.5 hours and then get disappointed with the last 10 minutes, watch this. I was about to turn it off but I really can't... I only have stopped watching one film in my life and this film was way to close to be the second one.  To be honest, doesn't deserve any review at all. Im going to bed.

February 20, 2012

En ganske snill mann

English Title: A somewhat Gentle Man
Hans Petter Moland, Norway, 2010, imdb
Review: 3.0 Uchuvas
Comment:
It's a nice, soft film. It's the kind of films you want to see when there is nothing else to do in life and you want just to relax a bit. I guess I like it because no matter how sad the situation is, the film is kind of funny.

February 19, 2012

East is East

English Title: East is East
Damien O'Donnell, UK, 2009, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment:
Another UK film and, as most of the time with British films, I like it a lot! I remembered that I watched it a long time ago. I was pleased to find it (without looking for it) as it's really worth it! What I like the most about the film, apart from the subject which is very powerful, was the acting. Every single character make its statement in the film! Every single character is very very very well performed! 

February 18, 2012

The disappearance of Alice Creed

English Title: The Disappearance of Alice Creed
J Blakeson, Englad, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment:
So, finally, a British film to start this year!!! How I love this films!! I was in between 4 and 3.5 Uchuvas but looking at the 4 Uchuvas films that I have posted, it wouldn't be fair to give 4 to this one. That being said, I like a lot the film! It's a suspenseful film that really gets your attention from the first 4 minutes, which by the way, are the best 4 minutes in the whole film as they really prepared you for what you are about to see.  The way the film evolves is very intriguing and stressful! Two of the only three characters in the film (yes, only three people appear on the screen!!!) are not thaaat good but as the script is quite good, you just forbid a bit that part.

Code Inconnu: Recit incomplet de divers voyages

English Title: Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys
Michael Haneke, France+others, 2000, imdb
Review: 3.0 Uchuvas
Comment:
Anohter Haneke film this week.... and Mmm... no, I didn't like it... and I now openly confess that I don't like Juliette Binoche either.  I feel that Binoche is just too over acted. I did love her performance in Chocolate but other than that I can't remember any other film that I like her... maybe "Blue". Anyway, she's not the only one there and well... the film was much more than her performance. It's not a boring film as the stories are nice but as an overall i think it's a film you can live without watching it.  

February 16, 2012

La Pianiste

English Title: The Piano Teacher
Michael Haneke, France+others, 2001, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment:
I saw it last night and if I had reviewed it by then, I would have put much less Uchuvas as I don't like films with gross scenes but with Haneke you just need to be prepared for anything! The teacher is just incredible! the character couldn't have been more well performed! The scenarios where just perfect selected... the music, the color, the costumes were just perfect to create a stressful and dramatic film.  However, from Haneke, The white ribbon is the best one so far (by far!)



January 27, 2012

Pequenas Voces

English Title: Little voices
Jairo Carrillo, Colombia, 2010, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment:
Of course I have to start posting with this film!!!! Of course I have to start posting with a 5 Uchuvas film and what a better way to do it than with a Colombian film!

So, I saw little voices last year in a MOMA festival. I read from before that the film was getting a lot of great feedbacks from festivals around the globe. I was very surprised when I arrived at MOMA and they gave me 3D glasses!! Well, the film is the first Colombian film in 3D! What is funny about the 3D is that the images in the film are drawings in 2d! so... I really don't know how they managed to do such a great job!

There are a few things that are great in this film:
The edition is neat! It's jus perfect! They manage to bring you to very difference moods through out the film. It's really impressive how they make you laugh and two minutes later you are about to cry and two minutes later you are stress and then you are just optimistic!
The animation is also impressive! the way they converted some kids' drawings into living characters and to top in 3d images, is really nice.

I don't like long posting, so I'll leave it here.  "Someone" is crying in the background and I need to attend ;)

Starting 2012 with more postings!! I haven't forgoten you Uchuva!!

Starting 2012 with more postings!! I haven't forgoten you Uchuva!!

After a long long while, recently arriving from my long vacations in Colombia, without a job, with not so much movies seen in 2011 (maybe 5 if so!), and with my beautiful baby sleeping in my next room, I'll try to recover some of the stuff I use to do ... one of them is posting here! So, let's start 2012 with new energy that helps me walk in this movie world again!

February 8, 2011

Joyeux Noel

English Title: Happy Christmas
Christian Carion, France+others, 2005, imdb
Review: 2.5 Uchuvas

Comment:
It's just too long! and the last hour difficult to digest peacefully. It's a pity that a nice true event film became a totally "chick flick".

Zelary

English Title: Zelary
Ondrej Trojan, Czech Republic+others, 2003, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas

Comment:
It is a good film with very nice cinematography and good acting in general. A story that turns upside down nicely.

February 2, 2011

Flickan som Lekte Med Elden

English Title: The Girl who Played with Fire
Daniel Alfredson, Sweden+others, 2009, imdb
Review: 2.5 Uchuvas

Comment:
As I told you guys not to waste your time watching any film of this trilogy, I also won't waste mine reviewing this film that it is the worst of the three!!
BTW, I just realized that the first film (the less worst of the three) has a different director... maybe that's why it was less worst ;/

Lufslottet som Sprangdes

English Title: The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Daniel Alfredson, Sweden+others, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.0 Uchuvas

Comment:
Ok, the film is not that bad... I just got super tired with the very first film of the trilogy (the girl with the dragon tattoo) and then the worst came out (the girl who played with fire) and then this disaster!! How a boring trilogy!! Im soooo pleased that it's all finished!! Don't waist your time with any of the three, although if you want to have a go, try the number... Oh well... whatever... all are really crappy!!
(I just realized that I didn't review the second film... so here it comes next...)

Biutiful

English Title: Beautiful
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mexico+Spain, 2010, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas

Comment:
Im starting this year with the expected Biutiful! (title my sister, I'll guess, is hating for the lack of orthography). Without any doubt Bardem is just made for Inarritu's film! Some how I felt that all the sadness, stress and difficult times that most of Inarritu's films has shown, are all compressed in this film and who better to performance such a sad feelings that Bardem him self (especially after showing what he did in Old Country for Old Men). Im only giving 4.5 Uchuvas as the film didn't reach me as much as expected. It's well worth watching it though... do not miss it!

December 1, 2010

Inconscientes

English Title: Unconscious
Joaquin Oristrell, Spain, 2004, imdb
Review: 2.5 Uchuvas
Comment: How boring!!!!! the only thing really worth it from this film it's the Costume Design... beautiful!! However, if you want to have a go... do it! as it has won lots of awards.

Kirschbluten - Hanami

English Title: Cherry Blossoms
Doris Dorrie, Germany, 2008, imdb
Review: 3.0 Uchuvas
Comment: It took me a little longer to review this film as I was trying to find out if the film is a remake of beautiful "Tokyo Story" (film that I loved); Apparently it is not but hell if it feels the same film!! By far "Tokyo Story" is nicer and more beautiful and better acted and everything else! This film is touching but I think towards the middle of the film the director (or whoever!) tried very hard to make the film sad and you can't just push sadness... Sadness is a fact that flows in different ways. So, in other words, don't miss Tokyo Story and let this one pass...

the King's Speech

English Title: The King's Speech
Tom Hooper, UK, 2010, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: Well... another British film!!(I'll ask for commission to the British academy!!) A great cast with a really really good performance! Firth is just perfect for the character! The cinematography makes his part too!! Beautiful shots! Beautiful color!! I particularly liked the microphone shots... sooooo pretty!! Anyway... a nice film well worth to watch.

Four Lions

English Title: Four Lions
Christopher Morris, UK, 2010, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment: This film is for the ones who like, enjoy AND understand British dark humor! It's brilliantly clever... Just be careful as it's maybe a bit too dark for such a delicate subject!: suicide bombers!! In any case the film, from my point of view, never cross the line to become grotesque (as it happened in Inglourious Basterds, film I hated!). Have a go! it's really funny!

October 30, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY SECOND BIRTHDAY UCHUVA!!!!!!!
I didn't forget!! I was just waiting for the right moment to say Happy Long Life!!

September 29, 2010

A couple of Colombian films....

My correspondent in Colombia (my beloved sister) has sent a couple of Colombian's films that we need to keep in mind!! They haven't arrived and I doubt they will (at leas in theaters) but maybe if we are lucky enough we will rent them somewhere...

Pequenas Voces (Little Voices): It really looks great!! I read somewhere that it's similar to Waltz with Bashir and yes... it's a story told by 3 kids (and drawn by them too and then modify by the film makers' team) victims of the violence in the country. Have a look at the trailer here.

El vuelo del Cangrejo (Crab Trap): What I liked a lot of this trailer was the cinematography! reminds me a lot to this other beautiful Colombian film: Los viajes del viento I'm not sure that the acting is good (opinion only based on the trailer) but I definitely will keep this film in mind. Have a look at the trailer here

Nirgendwo in Africa

English Title: Nowhere in Africa
Caroline Link, Germany, 2001, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: Somehow I felt that the film lost me from time to time; I think the edition was the one that didn't help much to the film to be more fluent; some scenes look like they were cut without being finished and then they jumped into another scene no related to the previous one. However it's a nice film, well acted and with beautiful landscape. No way this film should be an Oscar's winner but... what can you expect from the Oscar's anyway! just the fashion show I guess...

September 14, 2010

Madeo

English Title: Mother
Joon-ho Bong, South Korea, 2009, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: It took me several months to have a go with this film!! First, I saw the trailers and it did scare me to dead!! second... oh well.... I'm in panic every time I see a South Korean film just because those films are in a league that you really need to have nerves to see them!! But I was wrong with my two feelings! The film is not scary at all!! not even the trailer! (I really don't know why it did scare me the first time). The film is so powerful and strong and delicate at the same time!! For me the whole film is one scene that broke my heart into peaces... but as I'm so against to talk about the film's details... I'm just going to leave it there. Edition is really really great!! and performances are superb too!

Frida

English Title: Frida
Julie Taymor, US+Canada+Mexico, 2002, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I'm not sure I should be posting this film but I just watched it recently again and it's so beautiful that I felt I had to post it. The film is really nice and very well acted!! Frida and Diego are just perfectly performed!! I totally loved the scenes change from portraits to reality and vs. Really amazing!! There are a couple of important characters that get lost during the film without any explanation but .. oh well... let's forget about it!

August 30, 2010

Los viajes del viento

English Title: The wind Journeys
Ciro Guerra, Colombia+others, 2009, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I'm going to be totally partial with this film just because it's the most beautiful Colombian film I've seen so far. When I saw the trailer I couldn't believe it was a Colombian film that finally was showing what's worth watching from Colombia: its landscape!! The film is delicate, well thought, simple and amazingly filmed. If you like slow films and if you like watching photographs displayed as films, well... this is a must film for you. Amazing photograph work! Amazing country!!! (If you are in US, it's on netflix, watch instantly!)

after a while....

Almost 3 months out but... here I am... trying to recap... although it will be impossible to remember all the films I've seen in the last months!!
Thanks to the ones asking about lauchuva lately! All of you've said: "I don't really read it but how is it going..." (hahaha) thanks anyway!!
I'll keep writing just for the fun of it...

June 11, 2010

Okuribito

English Title: Departures
Yojiro Takita, Japan, 2008, imdb
Review: 2.5 Uchuvas
Comment: It has a great great beginning!! but then it was soo soo soooooo sooooooo... mmmm... what word can I use.... maybe "cheesy"??!!! It's very disappointing that having such a great story you end up with such a terrible plot's development. What really got my nerves was that they played the game: "let's make them cry so they feel that the films has touched them" and in fact you cried a lot of times.... but I cried because the situation and the subject it self is sad ... ah! I also cry in the end for having waisted my time and tears!

Man som hatar Kvinnor

English Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
Niels Arden Oplev, Sweden+Denmak+others, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: I don't know what to say... it wasn't a bad film but when you've seen a similar stories so many times, it's kind of boring.... Let's say that the beginning is very good; it has a good plot, good acting and good suspense; but then, all the investigation happens so easily that is totally unbelievable. It felt like a "1+1" american film where you know that the sum will be "2". This film is an adaptation of an award winning book with the same title by Stieg Larsoon (a Swedish author who died in 2004). It's the first book of a trilogy. The other two books' adaptations will be released soon in US (the girl who played with Fire and The Girl who kicked the Hornets' Nest). I guess I'll see them although I'm not dying to...

El Secreto de tus Ojos

English Title: The Secret in their Eyes
Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina, 2009, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: No, I don't think this film is ANY better than Un Prophete or Ajami or no way better than The White Ribbon.... BUT it has the "magic formula" that a film needs to have to win a Oscar... I'm not saying it's a bad film but I don't think it's in the same level as the other Oscar's nominees (I haven't seen La Teta asustada thou). In any case the acting is really really good! With Ricardo Darin you are sure to see good acting and then Irene, playing "Soledad", did a superb job!! Also the rest of the crew is fantastic! The make up is astonishing! One of the best aging I've seen in the big screen (with a couple of exceptions). Edition is good too.

Le Pere de mes Enfants

English Title: The Father of my Children
Mia Hansen-Love, France, 2009, imdb
Review: 2.0 Uchuvas
Comment: After the first 1.5 hour of this film I thought: How much longer is going to be before something happens in this film!!! Now that I know this film last 1 hour 50 minutes I realized that the first 1.5 hour must has been only 50 min!! That being said, it's obvious how boring this film was!! I guess the director or screen player (or who knows who!!) wanted to defined the main character very well, which in fact they did!!! but in the first 10-15 minutes!!!.... The rest of the film is as boring as the first half and again... nothing happen at all!.... Nothing special to recall about the film... n o t h i n g

May 31, 2010

MicMacs a Tire-Larigot

English Title: Micmacs
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France, 2009, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I guess as a follower of Jeunet's films (Delicatessen, the city of Lost Children, Amelie, A very long Engament), I can't give less that 4 Uchuvas to this film. I would have given less than four but I just can't with this director. His films (including this one) are cleaver, "light" and beautifully made! I liked better the other films (except Delicatessen that I didn't like that much) but his style is there, his magic is there and the colors (the same beloved green and red colors) are there!! I think this guy has a great style that he has been able to keep during his films without loosing originality in each one of them.

Hunger

English Title: Hunger
Steve McQueen, UK, 2008, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment: It took me over a month to dare watching this film. It was at home for over a month and I didn't want to see it as... well, you know... I've been watching too many depressing films and I knew this film was of that kind.... One day that I was in a great mood as I arrived home at 7pm for first time in ages!!! I decided to give it the go ahead before I return the film (with another one that I definitely didn't want to see for the same reason). Aaaaaanyway... the point here is that I saw the film, while eating!!! (big mistake!!) and yes... it is indeed super tough... I wouldn't call it depressing but tough enough to feel depress in the end!!!! So, stay away from it if you are not in depressing films mood but keep it in mind as it's amazing!!!!!! Actors, even the secondaries, are superb! the loose of weight it's impressively well done!!!! (was that for real?... I'll need to find out!!)

Exit Through the Gift Shop

English Title: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Banksy, UK+US, 2010, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: When I was dragged to the theater I didn't even know the title of the film. I was super happy that in the end I could say that this "film" it's, indeed, one of my favorites within the last few months. I would say it's more a black comedy's documentary than a film itself. If you put together: This fabulous/sarcastic street artist + that other out of mind street artist and a great documentary's composicion... you will get what you can see here.... It's hilarious... DO NOT MISS IT!!

April 22, 2010

Depressing films... NO MORE!!!

I wonder where are all the light "5 Uchuvas" films? Most of the films I've seen this year (at least the 5 and 4.5 Uchuvas films) are super depressing!!!! S U P E R (just look at my last 8 postings!!)... so, I wonder.... where are the light good films??!!! Like Little Mrs Sunshine or so?? As I'm getting depress by watching all these films in a raw, I decided to stop watching depressing films for a while... Now, I'm dedicated to anything that is light... very light.... Any suggestion??!!!


Stellec Licht

English Title: Silent Light
Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, Netherlands+others, 2007, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I'm still trying to digest every long part of this film. The first "scene" is so long, so slow and so quiet than you soon realized that this film is for you to seat back, relax and enjoy a cinematography experience. Every single shot it's a masterpiece! With a few mistakes here and there but beautifully shown every scene on this film is worthwhile. What killed the film was the actors! I know some times nonprofessional actors makes a difference in a film (like The Class... those kids were amazing) but in this case they make such a terrible job that it's really annoying. Be aware that if you want to see this film, put your mind in blank, seat comfortable and be ready to enjoy everlastings silent beautiful scenes.

Red Road

English Title: Red Road
Andrea Arnold, UK+Denamark, 2006, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: It was a bit bad that I saw this film after watching "Gigante" just for the fact that they have similar characters performing the same job and "Gigante" was a bit boring so I thought I would feel the same about this film. But it turns out to be a very tough and strong film very well performed. The story is not told until very late, fact that I liked a lot in films as they make you wonder all the way through.

March 22, 2010

Rosario Tijeras

English Title: Rosario Tijeras
Emilio Maille, Colombia, 2005, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: If I had comment on this film few years back when I first saw it, I would have gave it 2 Uchuvas. This second time I thought the performance wasn't thaaaat bad....(I hated the film the first time for this reason) with exception of "Antonio" who is played terribly bad! The story is really tough, sad and impressively real. The book, in my opinion, is much better than the film as reflects much stronger the violence where the main character is involved. Read the book!

EL Violin

English Title: The Violin
Francico Vargas, Mexico, 2005, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: After a great day I wanted to see a good film. So, I watched this film but I end up almost crying. It's a nice film but so sad; more than sad is touching. The main character is really well performed. Just by watching his figure is enough to understand his character. Casting was pretty good. Second black and white film that I've seen in a raw with such a beautiful cinematography. (sorry for the poster... couldn't find anything better)

March 14, 2010

Whisky

English Title: Wisky
Juan Pablo Rebella-Pablo Stoll, Uruguay+others, 2004, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: Great film! The acting of the two main characters was really impressive; That helps a lot to give strength to a story that could have been boring. It was super cleaver they way they built the characters and their lives so quickly without feeling that it was made in a rush. Soft, cleaver and delicate.

March 8, 2010

Un Prophete

English Title: A Prophet
Jacques Audiard, France-Italy, 2009, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment: ........ jeez...................

March 2, 2010

Tim Burton at MOMA

And then, I can't leave today without mentioning Tim Burtun's exhibition at MOMA. If you are in NY or planning to come, don't miss the exhibition that ends in April. Go very early or late as it's packed most of the time. It's a nice exhibition full of great drawings (that takes most of your time), beautiful sculptures and funny videos.

An Education

English Title: An Education
Lone Scherfig, UK, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: It's not a bad film but I can't give more Uchuvas because I need to keep consistance with the numbering... so... anyway. I think the acting is the piece to point out. The shot locations were super nice and the custome design too. Honestly, I don't see anything special about this film. I don't see why it has been so acclaimed. ...I almost forgot to mention that all the edition's mistakes they made (the weather's changes when they were in the car) are unforgivable !

Ajami

English Title: Ajami
Scandar Copti-Yaron Shani, Israel, 2009, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment: The greatest achievement of this film is without any doubt: the editing! Unavailable good!! The story is amazingly sad specially because what it is behind it in all levels (political and human). BTW: two new directors... Spot on!

Das weisse Band

English Title: The White Ribbon
Michael Haneke, Austria-Germany-others, 2009, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment: A nice way to start this year!!!!!!!! what a bloody good film!!! I could list a million reasons why this film is 5 Uchuvas but let's say just three: Amaaaaaazing actors, greeeeeeeat and strong Story and super super super SUPER amazing cinematography. Michael Haneke in the film: Cache, made a few shots that drove me crazy!!!: when the camera get freeze in a scene and nothing happen!!! Well, here he did the same thing but this time with such a meaning that I end up loving his style!!! The way of creating a stress and rigid mood throughout the film is just perfect! And the story... oh well... a long comment should follow but I don't like talking about the plot...

December 12, 2009

Feliz Navidad y Feliz ANo!!

FELIZ NAVIDAD Y LO MEJOR PARA EL 2010!!!
I'm done with my comments for this year. It was a year full of great moments and teachings. It was tough but I've learned a lot in the process. I wish to you all a great 2010 full of love.
LoL. Claudia

Los Brazos Rotos

English Title: Broken Embraces
Pedro Almodovar, Spain, 2009, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: Since I heard the rumors that Almodovar was making a new film, I was dying to see it! Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed. I guessed the plot after the first 30 minutes of the film and that killed the rest for me. Without any doubt a good film but not a great film. As always in Almodovar's films, the cinematography is superb! Penelope is great as she normally is in spanish films. The rest of the actors.... really, really good!

Gigante

English Title: Gigante
Adrian Biniez, Uruguay-Argentina, 2008, imdb
Review: 3.0 Uchuvas
Comment: .... no, I didn't like it... I was really waiting to see this film but I thought it was too flat. I liked the main actor's work thou. In the beginning of the film I thought it would be a tough story but ends up being a story with nothing attractive.