March 10, 2009


English Title: Gomorrah
Matteo Garrone, Italy, 2008, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
Comment: I was waiting for so long to see this film that I was a bit disappointed when I saw it as I had a lot of expectations, so maybe I'm a bit tough with the review... I even fall sleep a couple of times!!! and that never happens to me in a theater!!! no even while watching The Love in the times of Cholera! But anyway.... It has won some good awards and nominated several times, so have a look and judge your self. 

March 7, 2009

Sita Signs the Blues

English Title: Sita Signs the Blues
Nina Paley, US, 2008, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment:  Ok, so here I am with my first US film. It's a nice way to introduce Independence US's film with this one!.  This film is still available at this web page if you want to watch it! It's an epic Indian story mixed with a 20's jazz singer's songs and three amazing Indonesian shadow puppets!!!. Add to that an amazing 2D animation and super humor! The shadow puppets, who narrate the story, are just super funny! The collage used in some parts of the film are really good! and the music it's really well mixed with the story. So, don't miss the opportunity to watch this film while it gets over the copy right issues that have had and it's finally realised on big screen. Even if you don't like musicals (like me), it's really worth watching!!

March 4, 2009

The Pianist

English Title: The Pianist
Roman Polanski, France, Poland+others, 2002, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I think I have seen just too much holocaust films plus too much times this film to feel as much sympathetic as when I first saw it. Without any doubt it's a great production. The acting of  Adrien Brody  is really remarkable!; I was super impressed by the way he looses weight towards the end of the film!! (ask for his diet!!)  However I think the screen play is a bit too much. I just didn't buy much the part where he is hidden all alone under that circumstances and for that period of time. It's very sad watching Holocaust films and this one is not the exception. 

Mio Fratello e Figlio Unico

English Title: My Brother is an Only Child
Daniele Luchetti, Italy, 2007, imdb
Review: 4.0 Uchuvas
Comment: I like a lot this film as it's a nice mixture between family affairs and political subject. The acting is really really good.