joi, 27 septembrie 2012

21-27 September

Cosmopolis(2012)-2/10->There is some style,but otherwise Cronenberg bets on his dialogue.Not a good bet,because the film is tedious and the only cause is the unengaging dialogue.Mediocre acting,all around.

Mekong Hotel(2012)-6/10->Very similar to Boonmee,it's a more soothing experience than the before mentioned one,but it still is quite unaccomplished.

The Hunt(2012)-6/10->Like last year's Venice Days "Guilty",it features a strong lead performance and it is well written,but unlike the french flick it never reaches the emotional strength,nor it does reach the height of the discussion of morals.

Moonrise Kingdom(2012)-8/10->It's not very different from Anderson's previous work,but it still is a compassionate look at first love and childhood.Beautifully shot and the soundtrack is amazing.

Berberian Sound Studio(2012)-6/10->An atmospheric film in which Strickland proves once again,it doesn't have to be a horror film in order to be effectively creepy.Good performance from Jones,but the editing is a bit scattered.

Sister(2012)-6/10->Almost a certified copy of last year's "The Kid With The Bike",the only differences are the darker nature of the story and the much better performances by Seydoux and Klein.

Unit 7(2012)-1/10->Stylish cinematography,yes,but this film literally has no beginning or ending.

In Darkness(2012)-4/10->Seeing its' subject matter,In Darkness is never as original or powerful as it should be.Good performances and cinematography.

Laurence Anyways(2012)-7/10->Overlong and like all Dolan films,messy,but Laurence Anyways is the accomplished vision of an artist,with a small plot which gets an epic treatment.Dolan's best?By far.

Hasta La Vista(2011)-5/10->Starts off great,loses itself in the middle,then picks itself up in the last 30 minutes and it is quite predictable,but there are some good performances from the cast and humourous moments.

luni, 3 septembrie 2012

TIFF 2012:Expect-O-Meter

The "HELL YEAH" tier

Amour (2012,Michael Haneke,Masters)-> 100%
The Master (2012,Paul Thomas Anderson,Special Presentation)-> 100%
Post Tenebras Lux (2012,Carlos Reygadas,Wavelengths)-> 90%
The Place Beyond The Pines (2012,Derek Cianfrance,Special Presentation)-> 85%
Spring Breakers (2012,Harmony Korine,Special Presentation)-> 85%
Like Someone In Love (2012,Abbas Kiarostami,Masters)-> 80%
Paradise:Love (2012,Ulrich Seidl,Contemporary World Cinema)-> 80%

The "YES PLEASE" tier

The ABCs Of Death (2012,Various,Midnight Madness)-> 75%
Barbara (2012,Christian Petzold,Contemporary World Cinema)-> 75%
Berberian Sound Studio (2012,Peter Strickland,Vanguard)-> 75%
Gebo And The Shadow (2012,Manoel de Oliveira,Masters)-> 75%
Looper (2012,Rian Johnson,Gala Presentation)-> 75%
Me And You (2012,Bernardo Bertolucci,Masters)-> 75%
No (2012,Pablo Larrain,Special Presentation)-> 75%
Outrage Beyond (2012,Takeshi Kitano,Special Presentation)-> 75%
Seven Psychopaths (2012,Martin McDonagh,Midnight Madness)-> 75%
Everyday (2012,Michael Winterbottom,Masters)-> 70%
Foxfire (2012,Laurent Cantet,Special Presentation)-> 70%
The Impossible (2012,Juan Antonio Bayona,Special Presentation)-> 70%
In The Fog (2012,Sergei Loznitsa,Contemporary World Cinema)->70%
The Land Of Hope (2012,Sion Sono,Contemporary World Cinema)->70%
Pusher (2012,Luis Prieto,Vanguard)-> 70%
Sightseers (2012,Ben Wheatley,Vanguard)-> 70%

The "WHY NOT?" tier

Byzantium (2012,Neil Jordan,Special Presentation)-> 65%
Dormant Beauty (2012,Marco Bellocchio,Special Presentation)-> 65%
The Hunt (2012,Thomas Vinterberg,Special Presentation)-> 65%
iLL Manors (2012,Ben Drew,Vanguard)-> 65%
Rebelle (2012,Kim Nguyen,Special Presentation)-> 65%
Room 237 (2012,Rodney Ascher,Vanguard)-> 65%
Something In The Air (2012,Olivier Assayas,Masters)-> 65%
Thy Womb (2012,Brilliante Mendoza,Contemporary World Cinema)-> 65%
The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012,Joao Pedro Rodrigues & Joao Guerro Da Mata,Wavelengths)-> 60%
Antiviral (2012,Brandon Cronenberg,Special Presentation)-> 60%
Capital (2012,Costa-Gavras,Special Presentation)-> 60%
Do Not Disturb (2012,Yvan Attal,Special Presentation)-> 60%
The End Of Time (2012,Peter Mettler,Masters)-> 60%
Ernest & Celestine (2012,Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar & Benjamin Renner,TIFF Kids)-> 60%
The Iceman (2012,Ariel Vromen,Special Presentation)-> 60%
John Dies At The End (2012,Don Coscarelli,Midnight Madness)-> 60%
Leviathan (2012,Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel,Wavelengths)-> 60%
Museum Hours (2012,Jem Cohen,Contemporary World Cinema)-> 60%
On The Road (2012,Walter Salles,Special Presentation)-> 60%
The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2012,Sophie Fiennes,Mavericks)-> 60%
Pieta (2012,Kim Ki-duk,Masters)-> 60%
Reality (2012,Matteo Garrone,Special Presentation)-> 60%
Stories We Tell (2012,Sarah Polley,Special Presentation)-> 60%

The "PURGATORY" tier

At Any Price (2012,Ramin Bahrani,Special Presentation)-> 55%
Frances Ha (2012,Noam Baumbach,Special Presentation)-> 55%
Hyde Park On Hudson (2012,Roger Michell,Gala Presentation)-> 55%
I Declare War (2012,Jason Lapeyre & Robert Wilson,Vanguard)-> 55%
A Late Quartet (2012,Yaron Zilberman,Special Presentation)-> 55%
Lines Of Wellington (2012,Valeria Sarmiento,Special Presentation)-> 55%
Penance (2012,Kiyoshi Kurosawa,Contemporary World Cinema)-> 55%
Reincarnation (2012,Andy Capper,TIFF Docs)-> 55%
A Royal Affair (2012,Nikolaj Arcel,Gala Presentation)-> 55%
The Sessions (2012,Ben Lewin,Special Presentation)-> 55%
To The Wonder (2012,Terrence Malick,Special Presentation)-> 55%
The We And The I (2012,Michel Gondry,Vanguard)-> 55%
Aftershock (2012,Nicolas Lopez,Midnight Madness)-> 50%
Argo (2012,Ben Affleck,Gala Presentation)-> 50%
Ginger And Rosa (2012,Sally Potter,Special Presentation)-> 50%
A Hi-Jacking (2012,Tobias Lindholm,Special Presentation)-> 50%
Iceberg Slim:The Portrait Of A Pimp (2012,Jorge Hinojosa,TIFF Docs)-> 50%
The Lords Of Salem (2012,Rob Zombie,Midnight Madness)-> 50%
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012,Stephen Chbosky,Special Presentation)-> 50%
Rust And Bone (2012,Jacques Audiard,Special Presentation)-> 50%
Smashed (2012,James Ponsoldt,Contemporary World Cinema)-> 50%


Beyond The Hills (2012,Cristian Mungiu,Masters)-> 40%
Fill The Void (2012,Rama Burhstein,Discovery)-> 40%
Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012,Billy Bob Thornton,Gala Presentation)-> 40%
Much Ado About Nothing (2012,Joss Whedon,Special Presentation)-> 40%
Passion (2012,Brian De Palma,Special Presentation)-> 40%
Silver Linings Playbook (2012,David O. Russell,Gala Presentation)-> 40%
Anna Karenina (2012,Joe Wright,Special Presentation)-> 35%
Cloud Atlas (2012,Lana & Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer,Special Presentation)-> 35%
Laurence Anyways (2012,Xavier Dolan,Special Presentation)-> 35%
After The Battle (2012,Yousry Nasrallah,Contemporary World Cinema)-> 30%
Bad 25 (2012,Spike Lee,Special Presentation)-> 30%
The Company You Keep (2012,Robert Redford,Gala Presentation)-> 30%
Dredd 3D (2012,Pete Travis,Midnight Madness)-> 30%
Love Is All You Need (2012,Susanne Bier,Special Presentation)-> 30%


End Of Watch (2012,David Ayer,Special Presentation)-> 25%
Great Expectations (2012,Mike Newell,Gala Presentation)-> 25%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012,Mira Nair,Gala Presentation)-> 25%
Dangerous Liaisons (2012,Hur Jin-ho,Gala Presentation)-> 20%
In Another Country (2012,Hong Sang-soo,Masters)-> 20%
The Paperboy (2012,Lee Daniels,Special Presentation)-> 20%
Hotel Transylvania (2012,Genndy Tartakovsky,TIFF Kids)-> 15%