The Informant!

Not a great experience for me. I found it hard to get into the film and felt it was dull in colour making it feel slow.
I feel I was seeing many more missed opportunities to create something much better. However, I feel I must have been missing something with how the producer wanted this to come across.
The picture seemed constantly dull, colours were realistic for the times shot in, but because of the picture it felt they were on a low contrast fuzz filter.
If you are a fan of Matt then pick up another of his films. I cant say he acts badly, he does the movie well. The movie however does not do him well.

Leaves of Grass

This film is about two identical twins with two very different personalities and ideals for life. Trouble ensues when one of them decides to take on a local drug lord.

Seriously, I found "Leaves of Grass" boring. If it's funny as people say, I certainly missed all of the humour. The plot is boring and dull, and does not uplift your spirits. It's a dull plot that is so dully presented. There were quite a few moments that I thought I was going to fall asleep. Edward Norton is great in the film, he plays two polar opposite characters with such ease. He even masters different accents for the two characters! However, that is not enough to save "Leaves of Grass" from being a dull wreck.

A Single Man

From its very first images A Single Man shows that it is more than obvious that this film has been made by a fashion designer. Take by take Tom Ford has succeeded to transmit his pedantic vision of things to the cameraman and later to the spectator. Every image to the last one is beautiful in the sense of colors, of decorations and so on to the tiniest details. Maybe sometimes it is too perfect, too neat, but you can't blame him for that!

The "next best thing" that makes this movie so enjoyable is, no doubt, Colin Firth. As not an expert of his acting career, it was pleasant to see him in a slightly different role, not again the "mr-darcy-like grumpy, who after all is very romantic". Nevertheless, in this movie the Colin Firth character still keeps him for himself. Only some dreamlike flash-backs gives a look what's going on in his head. Altogether, quite a touching combination and a realistic one, speaking of loss of the loved one – exterior numbness and interior agony. Colin Firth here is more than capable to give a beautiful combination of both. Relatively small amount of dialogs adds the value – spoken out feelings have the tendency to become less worthy. What concerns Julianne Moore, she looks as beautiful as always, but the role somehow didn't move me as I think it was meant to.All lonely and pathetic, but somehow undone. But perhaps it's Colin Firth who steals all the attention...

El secreto de sus ojos

Funny, touching, filled with moving romanticism, scenes so poignant that they make you cry. Like when he arrives at the crime scene; I've never seen in any movie such a heartfelt sense of tragedy associated with a murder. It is so human; every look, touch, silence; it permeates humanity. When Soledad Villamil provokes the criminal, she enjoys a triumph for all women; a masterpiece of reverse machismo. AT the same time, she radiates warmth and love towards Darin's character. It is almost palpable. The unfulfilled love literally hurts you.Lastly,the "TEMO" play of words was a priceless jewel. Don't miss it! There are few movies like this!

Roger Dodger

Campbell Scott is wonderful to watch. He succeeds in making the sleazy, self-centered character of Roger charming and, at times, sympathetic. The jerky hand-held in-your-face filming was effective during the scenes where the characters were static and had to convey lots of dialogue - the opening scene in the restaurant, for example, and in the club when Roger and his nephew hook up with the two women. But it's overused to the point of becoming annoying -- and gives an unintentional "Brechtian" reality to the film. No matter how much you want to be carried away by the story, the constant motion of the camera won't let you forget you are watching a movie.

The film begins to drag about a third of the way through. The scenes with the two women (Elizabeth Berkley and Jennifer Beals) just don't ring true. And Roger's charge-ahead-at-all-costs mission to get his nephew laid becomes tired, irksome and predictable. Plus, the poorly lit scenes and endless camera motion make it an uncomfortable movie to watch. Maybe the filmmaker is meaning to convey Roger's inner turmoil and anxiety, but I tend to think it's just a way to shoot a film quickly and cheaply.


This is sweet, it’s sugar. It’s tender, and it touches me. I’m always deeply moved by what Besson does. He has some qualities I don’t recognize in any other french filmmaker: he trusts his intuition, and he is not pretentious. I think the second is a consequence of the first one.He doesn’t develop his films around specially clever or complex constructions, in terms of narrative or story telling. But he builds everything in the eye, he is purely visual in his narrative and in the mood he creates for his films, and that’s what i truly enjoy about him.

The first shot is clear and tells us all. We have a character telling lies about himself, and immediately after suffering physically from those lies. A man trying to be himself. He’ll get a sexy blond to help him, and the romantic involvement that one expects....

The story might not be too original, but the way it was shot (the entire film is in  Black and White colour,), the characters chosen (she's an angel that looks like a prostitute!) and the deepness and intimacy between them, turns it into a very beautiful, touching and remarkable film. However, I must say I didn't appreciate the ending so much… I think it could have been a different ending to the plot… I think it was too average and expected, and a story like this deserved a more original and remarkable ending…

Anyway; the movie has a great and subtle sense of humour, especially in the beginning when the two main characters start to relate; and there are a few scenes with deep thoughts, which made me think about life and human relationships. One of them was when she was with him in front of a mirror teaching him how to love himself. She asks him if he loves her, and he says that he does but it's hard to say it, and then she says: "do you know why? Because nobody ever told it to you, right? It's hard we love ourselves when there's nobody to give us the image back"…

The performances were also very good. The soundtrack and the settings (Paris suburbs) give it a modern and urban ambiance, like it was a fairy tale in a current and busy city… The Black and White gave it an artistic touch…


I'm usually a fan of gangster films, but this is definitely a bit removed from the American classics of the genre. For a start it's very realistic - to the point that on first glance (randomly in the middle of the film) I thought it might be a documentary. Those thoughts were quickly dispelled though by the brutal opening violence (which was, in its way, a bit stylish).

Although fans of violence will get their kicks from Gomorra, the power relationships and social implications are the real point here. It's ultimately a pretty damning and fascinating portrayal of the Naples underworld. What I really like are the connections made between that world and the one most of us inhabit, through popular culture (film and couture) and industry


This wildly funny movie about two teenagers trying to get alcohol for a party starts rather slowly - I was on the fence about it for the first 20 minutes or so - but once it gets started it never stops, supplying a steady stream of insane situations and wacky comedy.

What makes this particularly successful is that the two central boys, as well as the two girls they want to hook up with, seem real, at least to the extent anyone can seem real is such an absurdly plotted film. The vulnerability of the leads counterbalances the utter insanity of a nerd and two cops whose scenes are the funniest in the movie.

In a movie that is basically just really silly, it's nice to see how they created just enough human emotion to keep the movie from feeling hollow but not enough to clog up the joke machine. It is just a wonderfully made movie that everyone should see.

The Soloist

I will start this review by saying that I am very biased toward this movie. I am a music lover. I believe it is impossible for any music lover, especially an admirer of Beethoven, to be disappointed by this movie.

This is based on a true story about a journalist, Steve Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.), who finds a talented homeless man, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Jamie Foxx), on the streets of Los Angeles. He went to Juliard School of Music, but, due to his own personal demons, dropped out and played on the streets. Lopez writes some articles about him and attempts to help him. The movie is about their relationship.

Downey is amazing. I saw a 60 Minutes special about the real Lopez and Ayers, and though Lopez was nothing like the character in this movie, I will forever remember him like this. Which if fine. Downey played his character spectacularly. Ayers, however, was exactly like Foxx portrayed him in the movie.

You can give a chance to this film...