February 23, 2012

Swimming Pool

English Title: Swimming Pool
Francois Ozon, UK + others, 2003, imdb
Review: 1.5 Uchuvas
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
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
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
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
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
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!)