The Lego Movie

– The amusing plot twist towards the end of the movie, which gives sense to many things and elevates the film a notch. – The “Everything is awesome” song! So inane, both in music and lyrics, and somehow it is uplifting and stays with you for days after you have seen the movie. – “If…

American Sniper

– Cheap effort to present as a hero a man who participated as a sniper in a still debatable war and killing hundreds of people from a vantage point. His early death by the gun of another war veteran only raises more questions on the issue. – No emotions, no political hue, no psychology, no deeper…

Ida

– The Vermeer-like framing of Anna by Pawel Pawlikowski. Despite the lack of colours, the figure of the main character is shinning and her expressive eyes seem like they escaped from a painting of the great Dutch artist. – The perpetual issue of faith and how it defines our existence. Anna, as she awaits to…

The Imitation Game

– The extraordinary performance of Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Alan Turing -ripe, balanced and true- that establishes the British actor as one of the best of his generation. – I agree that is a very academic biopic of Alan Turing, with all that come along -effort to humanize a disturbed genius, focus on…

Boyhood

– Watching Boyhood you can never neglect the eminence of the project that took 12 years of shooting the same cast to complete. When you think nothing is really going on, life just happens! – Although Richard Linklater wanted to realistically portray the ups and downs in Mason’s life as he is growing up, he…

Magical Girl

– The human despair, portrayed on film by Carlos Vermut stripped off any hint of salvation, justification or breakthrough. – The constant symbolic parallelism of financial crisis with the decay of ethics and absence of education: the father in need is an unemployed school teacher, the rich but disturbed Barbara seeks money in prostitution and…

Foxcatcher

– After the initial awe of Steve Carell’s transformation for the dramatic role of John Du Pont, I was not really thrilled by his performance. Having also seen the pictures of real life John Du Pont, I believe that we are looking at a classic imitating performance. – The reverse psychology of the two brothers.…