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


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 !


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...