Cinema Addict - 2040 Film Ratings
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|65 30%||The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991) - Nov 13, 2019
"Even though the representation of the process of creation in indeed worth of praise, I could not refrain from feeling uneasy with what can only be described as the romantization of a inherently abusive relationship between the painter and his model. Perhaps the movie would only improve with less focus on the character of Nicolas and a deepening of Liz, by far the most interesting figure in the movie."
|92 94%||Parasite (2019) - Nov 12, 2019|
|70 42%||Beauty and the Beast (1946) - Oct 09, 2019
"Cocteau's choice to keep a high fidelity to the (quite Stockholm-ish) original souce begs a question about the true nature of cinema. Surely the dialogues and the narrative in general could have benefited from the hands of the poet but by keeping away from influencing the text we have here a pure masterpiece of creative filmmaking. What it lacks in narrative structure it compensates in art direction and photography. Or does it? Everytime we leave the castle we return to a kind of blandness."
|75 57%||Belle de jour (1967) - Oct 08, 2019
"Buñuel as always exposing the deep entrails of the bourgeoisie but this time in a movie that very much seems to get lost on its tracks. The exploration of Séverine's psyche and sexuality goes by a remarkable path but takes a questionable turn when we are introduced to Marcel. It's understandable that he is the personification of her desires but his role in the bringing of the end of the movie feels very disconnected with what was being worked on. Neither feminist nor misogynistic but both."
|95 97%||Before Midnight (2013) - Oct 06, 2019
"The attempt to discuss different perspectives on love and relationships at the group dinner scene felt somewhat detached from the premise of the trilogy as a whole but this possible problem is surely overshadowed by the magnificent hotel room scene. In a way we have accompanied the full cicle of love in its many stages from the infatuation to consolidation. Also curious is the transition from living in the future to regretting about the past and contemplating the future again though their kids."
|85 82%||Joker (2019) - Oct 06, 2019
"Perhaps we are finally witnessing the maturity of the hero subgenre. The mainstream comics universe, be it Marvel or DC, sure has a multitude of themes to be worked with with more depth than the usual teen action movie and here we have a work that goes into the age-old discussion about the role of the Waynes in creating the inequalities that will inevitably culminate in the criminality that Bruce so much fights against. In the current state of affairs it sure sounds like a cautionary tale. "
|70 42%||The Planets (2019) - Oct 03, 2019
"Brian Cox is, unfortunately, an attempted Carl Sagan that falls really short. When Cosmos succeeded in finding poetry on the making of an apple pie, The Planets had it's possible great moment when using Reykjavik as a scale model of the Solar System but delivered an emotionless and forgettable moment. The best CGI moments of the series are repeated to exhaustion and there is too long of screen time with just Brian Cox walking in places barely related to the subject of the episodes."
|65 30%||Crawl (2019) - Sep 29, 2019|
|68 34%||La dernière folie de Claire Darling (2018) - Sep 28, 2019|
|80 71%||Two Women (1960) - Sep 28, 2019|