Archive for January 2019

8 posts from 07 to 29 January 2019.

  • Rollerball

    The 2002 remake. Po-faced ultra-violent silliness. It’s not even a metaphor for NFL, however thinly veiled. The audience uses vuvuzelas, GTFO.

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

    Basically a series of sketches with a larger budget. Curious, most of them involve Woody Allen playing himself fondling woman’s breasts…

  • Ender's Game

    Just like The Dark Tower, this seems like a peek into an entire universe, ending on a cliffhanger. It seems the epic sci-fi standalone story is a thing of the past now, it’s all vignettes now.

  • Os Maias: Cenas da Vida Romântica

    A faithful adaptation of the seminal XIX century story, but poor in production values and plot. The important plot beats are presented in a matter-of-fact way, for such emotionally powerful moments.

  • Always Shine

    Just another Mulholland Drive with extra twists and less budget. Mackenzie Davis can’t make omelettes without eggs.

  • Cutthroat Island

    Who would have thought, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a mere variation on this epic tale of piracy.

  • The Favourite

    Ace cast with an inspired script and visually gorgeous.

  • City Slickers

    Daddy Issues: The Film. Should have been directed by Spielberg.