lunes, 22 de febrero de 2010

Shutter Island

This is a new collaboration between the fantastic Scorsese and DiCaprio after "The Departed" and "The Aviator". This time they made a very good thriller with a brilliant atmosphere of the fifties. The story full of tension plays very well among the reality and the images of possible madness, and you enter in the story very comfortably, although the final result is strange... when the movie finished I had the idea that it was an "already saw" film. Anyway, the performance of DiCaprio is awesome (as usual lately), and the appearance of actors like the genius Ben Kingsley or the big Max von Sydow fills the movie. I liked it.

My score: 8 (out of 10)

martes, 2 de febrero de 2010

Looking for Eric

Nice movie by Ken Loach. The story about a depressed English postman, his friends and an imaginary Eric Cantona as his particular psychologist, is touching. Well, you can feel that Cantona was one of the writers because the story praises him too much (he looked like a kind of semi-god of football) but I entered in the story and I liked it. A comedy, with some dramatic details.

My score: 7 (out of 10)

Sherlock Holmes

A really fun movie by the great Guy Ritchie, very different from his last fantastic "RocknRolla", but cool. I loved to see a very yob and uncouth Sherlock Holmes that shows some interesting and dirty details that really appeared in the original stories by Conan Doyle. The relationship between Holmes and Watson has some interesting details, the environment of the XIX century is very well done... and it's really delicious to see that awesome Victorian London so fantastically recreated. Simply amazing! So it's a "classic" but different and full of action and comedy. I really enjoyed the film.

My score: 8 (out of 10)

A Serious Man

This is not the best film of the Cohens, but anyway it's a very interesting story, mixing comedy and drama, that pays tribute to themselves and have some autobiographical touches, because it shows a life of a Jewish family during the sixties. The story leaves some loose ends but the full story is great and the cast (full of almost unknown actors) made a really good work. It's an honest and very recommendable film.

My score: 9 (out of 10)