Edge of Darkness is a movie with another actor I appreciate a lot. I like him as an actor and filmmaker, because he is a real artist, no matter his flaws in his private life. Are we appreciate less the inventor of the History of Religions as a science, who was somehow a nazi in his native country, his political obedience considered a "young age's flaw", or Celine, or Oscar Wilde, both pro Hitler in their times? I don't believe so. On the contrary, I think people or critics avoid to mention it. … [Read more...]
Movies of all kind from an artistic point of view, reviews or opinions.
George Clooney is one of my favorite actors. I have a lot of favorites, I can brag for days about them, about why I like one or another. As you noticed, I'm going to write a few words about The American, an European film in which the above mentioned favorite actor of mine is top star. It is a 2010 release, it is a movie directed by the Dutch Anton Corbijn, with an action taking place in Northern Italy. Clooney is not a stranger at all in Italy, he has property there, and was also deeply involved … [Read more...]
An animation movie from one of the most acclaimed directors from Japan, Spirited Away is maybe the first movie of his genre, figuring in the Top 250 list on imdb, on a position very hard to alter and for people who haven't seen it, utterly unbelievable, position 45. I haven't said it's the first animation to make that particular top, which is not as the imdb rating system, is something different and complex, his position is the first, ahead of a lot of other "famous" movies. As subjective as any … [Read more...]
I became a fan of Woody Allen's movies. I liked him before as well, but now, I declare myself a fan, a bottomless admirer. His last three movies are brilliant, Whatever Works is from far away my favorite, with all the different opinions I received on various media (reddit for sample), that Manhattan is the best Woody Allen ever. I don't know why I haven't followed my intuition to answer on spot, that I doubted it, not watching the movie at the time, but I'm pretty sure now. I'm not saying … [Read more...]
Yes, that's right. The title is no mistake and neither is the category. This post is about "movies", or Motion Pictures, as I call them, and I still prefer to publish here before I do so anywhere else. There's this prestigious website that's invited me to write stuff about movies, but I prefer to keep my work original and post it here first, despite the 'royal' treatment I've been shown. Don't worry, I'm kidding. I'll still write for both, of course. So it's Jews today, or rather one Jew … [Read more...]
I can say that I like a lot Ben Stiller. Greenberg is the last movie I saw, in which Stiller is starring with verve, the last I've liked him, not having the patience to wait Little Fockers to end, mostly because of Alba ("Andy Garcia") and the screenplay. The "top critics" from Rotten Tomatoes, with all the good leverage from the public and the votes on imdb, (6.2 out of 10) can only to express themselves in a neighing concerto, almost dismembering Stiller's performance, acclaiming Gerwig's. … [Read more...]