viernes, 27 de febrero de 2009


This French movie made in English has been a real surprise for me when I saw it yesterday evening. It's a "small" movie but with a "BIG" story inside. The performance of Tilda Swinton is awesome (the alcoholism, the hangovers, the path of the desperation, the crazy plans... and a surprising and hidden maternal instinct) and for me was very interesting seeing Bruno Bichir, a good Mexican actor, at this movie. I'm a fan of this guy since I saw the brilliant Mexican film "Conejo en la luna" (that is also totally recommendable if you wanna see a good story about a normal young couple stupidly and accidentally involved in a horrible corruption case of the Mexican politics. Also a good film).

My score: 8 (out of 10)

domingo, 22 de febrero de 2009

The Reader

That's incredible how Kate has done lately these two very good characters during the same year: "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader". This is a film that shows a crazy and uncommon love story and how a secret, the pride and the shame could influence in the life of somebody. I liked a lot. The atmosphere is very good, although the physical transformation of Kate Winslet through the years is not as good as the rest of the movie, and especially compared with the awesome work about this matter that I saw in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Anyway, very recommendable.

My score: 8 (out of 10)

viernes, 20 de febrero de 2009

The Wrestler

"Superb" or "splendid" are two words that came to my mind while I was the more and more immersed as the movie was advancing! I enjoyed today this brilliant film about the loneliness, old dreams, remorse, regrets, strength, pain, griefs, decadence, hopes... real and false, love, big mistakes, attempts to correct those mistakes... and also respect and friendship. The director Darren Aronofsky is more and more one of my favourites. I loved his estrange but great "The Fountain" of 2006 and his awesome "Requiem for a Dream" of 2000. And of course I was really surprised at the incredibly reappearing Mickey Rourke! It's something as refreshing as the reappearing of John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction"! And of course the Marisa Tomei work is also very good. This is a movie that really makes you reflect on your the life??´s course. Surprising and very interesting.

My score: 10 (out of 10)