lunes, 15 de marzo de 2010

An education

This is an interesting story that takes you to the London of the Sixties. It has a nice British touch and it’s really a story with moral at the end that transmits the importance of a good education in the real life; very interesting to show to your “nephews”, if you have.

The performance of the first actress Carey Mulligan is brilliant, especially because she is very young and almost a beginner, but she supports almost the full film. She looks lovely and very realist. And her father in the movie, Alfred Molina, makes also a great work, in particular when he speaks with her daughter.

The atmosphere of the sixties is amazing, very well done, both London and Paris, and you can even feel in some characters some details that you can see in classic movies like “La dolce vita” by Fellini. It is the first work in England of the Dogma director Lone Scherfig, the author of “Italian for Beginners” and the result is great.

My score: 8 (out of 10)

lunes, 8 de marzo de 2010

The Hurt Locker

I saw this film a few days ago and I enjoyed the entire movie from the first minute until the end. The director Kathryn Bigelow made an awesome work because she shows a very good story but with a format almost like a documentary most of the time. The cast work is fantastic and you can feel the tension in every operation of the specialist soldiers to try to deactivate the terrorist bombs. It’s a great movie about the Iraq war without any political interpretation: only the war and the day by day of the soldiers, like other classical war movies, like Apocalypse now or Full metal jacket.

I agree with the Academy. Without a doubt it is the best film of this year.

My score: 9 (out of 10)

lunes, 1 de marzo de 2010

Up in the Air

This is a film that makes you think about life carefully... about the professional life and about personal life. It incites you to think about maturity, about work and its importance in our life, about the disappointment (personal and professional), about the loneliness (sometimes chosen), about the track to be on (the right or the wrong one), about the election of a right person to share life... about lots of things. The dialogs are great and the cast as well. Clooney works here very well and the young and fresh Anna Kendrick matches up to him and to Vera Farmiga. Good movie to converse in front of a coffee or a glass of wine, after the movie.

My score: 9 (out of 10)