November 13, 2008

Lat den ratte komma in

English Title: Let the right one in
Tomas Alfredson, Sweden , 2008, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment: A great, great, great film! I'll include it as a candidate for LaUchuva d' Or 2009. I won't comment too much as I don't want to spoil the film but from my point of view there are 5 things I thought were great: 1. The story, (finally something different about that subject!) It's so well constructed! developed very, very delicately. 2. The actors and actress' performances were great. The girl couldn't be any better!! 3. The effects. There are A LOT of tiny details that you could miss but give so much power to the film (for example the noise of the girl's stomach or the change in her pupil in one scene, or ....) 4. The color, sooo appropriated! so much! 5. Somewhere I read that the music wasn't that good but I totally disagree with that. I like it, and I like it a lot!
So, now, go and see it!

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime

English Title: I've loved you for so long
Philippe Claudel, France, 2008, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: I will be tough with the review but it's a good film. It's not that I didn't like it but somehow I didn't buy the sad history. Maybe it's because the "happiness" came to her life kind of too quick? and only cost her a couple of tears or maybe the actress' appearance was the one that got better too quick. I really don't know but, have a look, it's a nice film.

Perro come Perro

English Title: Dog eat Dog
Carlos Moreno, Colombia, 2008, imdb
Review: 3.0 Uchuvas
Comment: The film starts very well, in fact the film is good until the final 20 minutes when the movie gets converted into the most common cliche where the fighters never EVER die! They get punched and their bodies are full of bullets everywhere but no, they don't die that easily, no with "only" 5 bullets in their hearts and two more in each lung.

November 8, 2008

November 7, 2008


English Title: Brazil
Terry Gilliam, UK, 1985, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: When Botero told me to see this film he mentioned something about thinking that Gilliam is an Industrial Designer so I saw the film with that in mind (although following Gilliam's biography he did start studying physics and   then fine arts but finished politic sciences).  I'm glad that I saw the film thinking that it was more an artistic film than a story telling.  But without any doubt the story is also good, kind of funny and bizarre! I just totally loved the visual art of the film. Every set is so well made exaggerating the perspectives in such a way that creates incredible spaces! The mixture of reality and dreams are great too. There are so many funny and great things to mention! like the aesthetic surgeries, the great design of the ducts systems in the house (like a body with even a heart!!), the food in the restaurant... yes, a great film!

November 5, 2008

Les Triplettes de Belleville

English Title: The triplets of Belleville
Sylvain Chomet, France, 2003, imdb
Review: 5.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I have always enjoyed very much animated films. I think this was the first animated film I've seen that is not from Hollywood. The story is so funny! The characters are amazingly well developed a long the first half part of the film. Every one of them is such a powerful character! The grandma it's just superb! The dog's dreams: the cleverest part of the film!! just love them! And the most important point: the perfect set of drawings!!! What a drawings! Do you still believe in "mute" films? well, have a go with this one!


English Title: Persepolis
Vincent Paronnaud - Marjane Satrapi, France, 2007, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment: It's incredible how an animated movie made in black and white creates such a beautiful feeling of reality. Great, great, great drawings! A movie as good as the book. 

November 3, 2008


English Title: Dogville
Lars Von Trier, UK, 2003, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: It's great to see new ideas in films! This movie is a great case of creativity. It's a tough movie but the crazy set proposal is so great that the movie is worth watching only for that. I enjoyed very much how I had to get use to believe in a scenography that "didn't" exist, how to believe that a private space didn't need any wall around it;  in the end you  are totally free to create in your mind your own set if need it. You can propose your own walls, paths, colors, materials, surely very different from the ones any other will create.  It's tough looking at a movie with no set but some how it's not disturbing at all in the end!  Great proposal, great film!


English Title: Snatch
Guy Ritchie, UK, 2000, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment: I've seen this film at least 4 times and every time I see it I enjoy it even more! I have to confess that the reason why I enjoy the movie more and more is because ONLY from the second time I saw it, I started to understand (finally) the super difficult assent (therefore what was going on in the film!) The captions helped but the movie is so quick and complex that you really need to keep an eye on every scene. The acting is superb! Pitt is brilliant! Just love the film! Do Not miss it!

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

English Title: Cinema Paradiso
Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy, 1998, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I had to see this movie again so I can review it. I did like it a lot. It's a pity when the child character dissapears from the movie. I kind of think that more than half of the movie's success is the kid's acting (Salvatore Cascio), he is too good! I was trying to find what other movies he's done but apparently nothing worth mentioning at the moment.

Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain

English Title: The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France, 2001, imdb
Review: 4.5 Uchuvas
Comment: Beautiful story with a great color's composition. Sweet and easy film. Great acting. I love the combination of the narrator with the quick shots.