Archive for July 2021

6 posts from 03 to 30 July 2021.

  • Mother

    Psycho Marple. Just like all criminal Bong Joon-Ho films, the whodunnit appears to be a very complex web of motives and suspects, but turns into a nearly throwaway situation, completely random and unpredictable.

  • Era Uma Vez um Arrastão

    How to spin nothingness into a far-right nativist rallying cry against foreigners, courtesy of a pliant press on a summer weekend.

  • O Leão da Estrela

    Ah, the good old forties, when two foot-ball teams could all do roman salutes before the match. Heil, Füsball!

  • Brooklyn

    This has got to be the only film about Ireland without the sound of bagpipes on the soundtrack. How did they do it?

  • Spartacus

    The missing link between the swords and sandals epic, and a modern action film. It’s ridiculously long, 10 minutes of initial credits, it even has an intermission in the middle.

  • Blood Diamond

    A rough cut from a better film, in need of some lamination and abrasion.