April 30, 2012

Hearat Shulayim

English Title: Footnote
Joseph Cedar, Israel, 20011, imdb
Review: 3.5 Uchuvas
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
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
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
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.