What a pleasant surprise I had while watching the Norwegian crime/thriller/drama Headhunters, "Hodejegerne" in original! It is a 2011 Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany co-production with meaning. Some of the critics say it lacks logic. I don't think so. Every second is planned to mean what it has to mean, and the surprises are plenty. One doesn't need a lot of explaining while watching Headhunters. I have been first intrigued, then pleased. The message is also fine, because unbelievably, it's … [Read more...]
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Young Frankenstein is a classic iconic comedy produced and directed by Mel Brooks in 1974. It is loosely based on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein". If you haven't watched it yet, you better do it as soon as possible, because this is one of the best comedies you'll ever watch. What Is Young Frankenstein About? I used this title because it is what I feel. This is the perfect comedy. Doctor Frederick Frankenstein is the old Baron (Viktor) Frankenstein’s grandson, an … [Read more...]
Boys in the Trees is an Australian horror-ish fantasy drama about teen friendship in a town with an irrelevant importance name. This is the debut feature of a very promising filmmaker, the young Nicholas Verso, who has written and directed the movie. It has been released in 2016 and it was featured at the Venice Film Festival, in the same year. [source for all pics: imdb.com] Boys in the Trees - Plot I gave a 9 out of ten to this wonderful, and, at the same time, very sad movie. … [Read more...]
Equity is a movie about women in finance. Shrewdness, ambition and lack of scruples is what one has to possess in order to make more money than one needs. It can be considered "feminist" because it is written and directed by women, but believe me, I don't notice here the lack of logic the movement is full of. [source: imdb.com] Plot The best about Equity is that it has a central female character with substance, almost like in another of my lately favorite movies, Miss Sloane. … [Read more...]
They had to do it, Wonder Woman is a symbol proving in an hypothetical way what one of the strongest and insulting currents today claims, that men are useless, or better said, a strong woman doesn't need a man. I would have preferred a story less feminist, but this wasn't the only weak point in yet another DC Comics super production. [source for all pics: imdb.com] Origins Look what I found on the subject: Wonder Woman has been invented as a comics character by William … [Read more...]
A Dark Song is a horror Irish drama released in 2016. It benefited by an incredibly good critic from both professionals and public, as it will receive from me as well. In this movie, the outcome is the thing that counts, even if the horror effects and the magic paraphernalia are the elements which apparently prevails. It is an indie, and it is very well prepared to show what you have to watch. A Dark Song - Plot Sophie is a young mother who's kid has been abducted and killed in a … [Read more...]