vineri, 13 iulie 2012

6-12 July

Satan's Brew(1976)-10/10->Probably one of the strangest films ever made,Satan's Brew is a bat-shit crazy masterpiece,unusual from Fassbinder's usual.To label it as a dark comedy,would be little.

The Third Generation(1979)-8/10->It is episodic,often confusing and non-accessible,but Fassbinder has made a strange film about terrorism,with dark humor to underline his point of view.

The Marriage Of Maria Braun(1979)-8/10->A very different film for Fassbinder,not only in style,but also in approach,it contains some of his usual elements,but here he seems to have become a bit more dull because he mostly sticks to the rules,even though the irony,the profanity and the sex are still present.Fascinating central performance from Schygulla and also very intimate as a character study from Fassbinder,who usually prefers to keep his distance from his characters.

Dragonslayer(2011)-6.5/10->Although it has no clear narrative structure,Dragonslayer is an engaging,interesting and wonderfully shot film about a skater's life and just how shitty it got at a certain point

Himizu(2011)-9/10->It is a bit exaggerated in some moments,but Himizu is a harsh and dark look at the morals of human beings and why do they keep on living,depicting the story of troubled teenager after a big tsunami,Sono using this event to make the film even more tragic.Heartbreaking performances from Sometani and Nikaido.

Zero Killed(2012)-4/10->Zero Killed has a good premise and Kosakowski has succeeded in opening human psychology a bit,but not enough and after a half hour the film gets awfully repetitive.

Strictly Ballroom(1992)-5/10->It is funny and the acting is good,but Strictly Ballroom lacks coherence and the story is predictable and formulaic.

Porfirio(2011)-7.5/10->A slow,but powerful film,Porfirio takes an unknown subject and turns into a part-fiction and part-documentary film.The fiction is art,the documentary is insightful.

Clockers(1995)-5.5/10->Lee has directed a strong cast and he tells a compelling story,but he never focuses enough on his characters' personality and their problems.

The Doors(1991)-5/10->Kilmer gives a terrific performance,there are some great,but episodic performances from MacLachlan,Glover and Madsen,the cinematography is inspired and it mostly nails the atmosphere of those times and the band,but The Doors has problems with the coherence of the story,its overlongitude and the scenes that just don't have their place in there.

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