martes, 27 de octubre de 2009

A Clockwork Orange

I love this movie since the first time I saw it long time ago and I'm really happy because with this rerelease, it's the first time that I saw this awesome movie in a good theater, with a huge screen, with an amazing high definition image and with a great Dolby digital audio. This movie is simply amazing, and it's not easy to believe that Kubrick could make this film in 1971. The thematic about the life of that gang in a dystopian Britain of the near future (although with a cool seventies look&feel curiously typical now) and the hard criticism about the violence and the egoism (absolutely usual now) and the criticism about the behaviorism psychological techniques, are brilliant. The music of Beethoven, the sequences and the performance of Malcolm McDowell and the rest of the cast are fantastic. To me, this movie is almost perfect and it's a good example to show why Kubrick was a genius. Take advantage and go to see it at your nearest theater!

My score: 10 (out of 10)

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2009


An excellent Polish film that shows quite clearly one of the most horrible hidden events of the WWII (only confessed 50 years later by Gorbachev). One of the massive and bloody crimes made by Stalin, who ordered to kill coolly 22,000 people (the higher Polish officers and most of their elite people of the country) to erase the possibility that Poland could "reborn" after Stalin and Hitler dealt out Poland like a pie. Very recommendable.

My score: 9 (out of 10)


I love the work of Amenabar since "Tesis" of 1996 and I liked a lot this movie, although I think after I was reading a lot about it, and waiting for a long time to see Agora and the result was not the master piece that I expected. This is n...ot a good example of rigorous historical investigation: lots of details about Hypatia of Alexandria are almost invented, and the attempt to show the Christians as a kind of Talibans are pretty forced, but anyway the film is great in a lot of ways. The set to recreate the old Alexandria is amazing, the gorgeous Rachel Weisz looks and works as awesome as usual, and the music is good. I hope next Amenabar's movie is better, but this is very recommendable as a good example of the new Spanish cinema.

My score: 8 (out of 10)

[Rec] 2

A great terror movie and very decent second part of the perfect [·Rec]. Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza made a sequel worth seeing, technically impeccable. I didn't like some changes toward the "supernatural world" but the way to drive the story, the tension, the fx and most of the characters are fantastic.

My score: 8 (out of 10)

martes, 6 de octubre de 2009

El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret of Her Eyes)

A master piece. This could be perfectly my full review. It's a brilliant story with hundreds of details that fit like Lego blocks. This Argentinian film, very well directed by Campanella, is a fantastic blending of drama, thriller, some moments of comedy and with a nice and deep semi-hidden love story along the full film. Excellent work of Ricardo Darin and the rest of the cast. And, by the way, I can't forget the amazing the sequence shot of the Stadium. A perfect example of good cinema.

My score: 10 (out of 10)