Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Eating Out - 2004

Eating Out - 2004 (US)

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A nice comedy with gay drama, and funny stuff. 

I watched this movie because Netflix suggested it and it was fun. 

The story is mostly a group of gay men, fag-hag, (ex)partners and stereotype all messing around together for a comedy where being gay is the center of it. 
It’s a mix of teen movie, high school movie, coming out to family and dive in the sea of stereotypes. 

The main story goes around the dynamic I love him who loves you and one of them pretends to be gay to hit on a girl. 
The story flows smoothly and made me laugh. 
Not much to think about stuff that emerges in the plot,as I generally like, but it’s a nice comedy for a relaxing time on tv. 

My vote. 2.5/5

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Torch Song Trilogy - 1988

Torch Song Trilogy - 1988 (US) 

This is an old movie that I had the opportunity to watch many times during my life. It’s kind of a step stone for camp culture so I watched it many times during the years with different people. 

The story has its place is the 80s where the gay movement was still young, there was no marriage and no visibility. The gay life was something that was happening at night in hidden part of the city. 
The main character is a drag queen and he comes from a Jewish family where he’s considered poor and living a terrible life. 
His life is pretty decent actually and he seems pretty happy with it. 

The movie is the story of many years of his life passing through love relationships, parenting a foster child, struggling for the love of his apparently cold steel mother. 

When I watch the movie I can identify with the main character and his struggle to be in a relationship: it was very similar for me too and it’s very interesting how the writers are dealing with this. 

What I like about this movie is the type of awareness that in the 80s was able to provide: drag queen’s life, casual sex, relationship, grief for the loss of the beloved ones, difficulty of communication between generations that keeps far away the two different visions of life between parents and offspring. 
The movie is also full of camp humor that makes everything, even the most difficult part of the plot, hilarious and lighter. 
Another very good moment is the one when mom and son are confronting each other in their mutual not allowing the other to explain or help. It’s so well-done by the gay attitude of the 80s of forcing others to accept one as a gay man no matter what and the “homophobic” part on pretending that this “argument” is just a little side note. I must say that Harvey Fierstein did a great job on displaying this on both sides of the “war”… it’s a very good point and I hope this made a lot of gay man question their approach on this matter. 

The movie flows very well between the different parts of the action and the different moments of the life of Arnold, the main character. 
One thing that I love of this movie is that it shows you that you can use sarcasm and laugh in many situations of your life., the hardest ones and the lighter ones. Also it’s another movie that tells you: “ be yourself!”, and this is always very good to know and refresh. 

To be a movie out in the 80s, Torch Song Trilogy, talks about bisexuality and open couples. It’s very good that a movie at that time was able to show and talk about this side of the sex life of people. The context is borderline gay, but the point it makes is pretty good, even if in the end it’s always a big funny mess ;) 
Another very good point is an early talk about adoption by homosexual couples: a very interesting argument for the 80s … that’s for sure!
In the end this story shows how the life of gay men is not too different from the one of everyone else: very similar struggles and emotions in a lack of rights environment. 

Anne Bancroft plays the difficult role of Arnold’s mother and she is really amazing in that part. She is a believable jewish mother who fights with all herself against the “poor life” of his son trying to deal with her strong vision of what is right in life and the love for her son. The casting for her role find an amazing actress that gives life to an amazing character.  Wow!

Thank you Harvey Fierstein for giving us a so nice story. 

My vote: 4.5/5

Mambo Italiano - 2003

Mambo Italiano - 2003 (CA)

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Can Italian people be drama free for real? Not for this movie!

I’m Italian and this movie talks about Italians… and it’s freaking hilarious and it touches your heart. 

A nice drama/comedy that has its location in Montreal. 
As Angelo, the main character, says as some point: “There is nothing worse for Italians to be gay”.

This is the story of Angelo’s life from his childhood to the present moment. The Italian cultural background that immigrants have is very well depicted and and it can be pretty hilarious. 
The movie is a comedy but is dense of a lot of struggle that are part of the Italian culture and the actors are showing very well the various relationships. 
The part I like much is when the parents, as immigrants, are talking about their choice to move to Montreal (the fake Canada that is also the fake America). the different vision between the parents who immigrate and the offspring that was born in Canada. 
I also like the difference in perspective between the average gay who built and like the gay village and the main character who dislikes the village wanting and kind of straight relationship with his partner. That in my opinion is a very good point of the movie. No perspective wins and this is also a good point. 
I liked the rawness of the situation when all the parents are trying to change their sons' behaviour and everything that goes with it. I can say that, nonetheless this is a comedy and wants to make you laugh, it’s also a very good way to see all the pressures that are coming from a homophobic culture both on the person himself and on the parents. 
For me both laughs and dramatic moment are very good and this made me love this movie very much.  
Ginette Reno is wonderful in her portrait of an Italian mom, and Paul Sorvino is a great Italian Father and husband. They are conveying the emotional manipulation that is part of the culture in an amazing way. 

In the end the message of the movie is: “be yourself and be happy!” … and “do what others want you to do and be sad and in an emotional prison for the rest of your life”.

pretty great!

my vote 4/5

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weekend - 2013

Weekend (UK) - 2013

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This movie is a hidden gem. 
Finally a movie where dialogues and acting are the very center of the movie itself. This for me is delightful.
The movie is about a connection as well as a love that starts around the time of a weekend. One guy lives a normal life with a normal job and he lives his life alone. 
A few straight friends with family and kids. 
He doesn’t share his life, the emotional one, with his straight friends. Possibly because “they couldn’t understand” or possibly because “they are not interested”. …just an assumption by the way.
It’s a classic compartmentalized life of a gay man integrated and not so much. He questions himself, his life, but staying at the window and not going completely into it. 
When he met the “other” guy, after the sparkle of lust and sex, something weird starts. The other guy is an artist, a guy who questions and provoke almost anything and everyone. 
The artist asks him to share his thoughts about the approach and the attraction towards the artist himself, as part of a project he’s conducting for his art. This starts a very interesting set of discussions that start breaking apart his life and he does the same in a little part for the artist. 
Their discussions are the centre of the movie, where we can see two men going through their life, personality, to merge and share their views and approach to life, sex, goals, childhood and more and getting both enriched by this weird back and forth of dialogues, sex, pot and nudity. 
The director puts some sex scenes, both of the main character alone and with his mate. In my opinion, the use he does of the sex is amazing because it’s natural, it’s part of what happens in everyday life and this makes you, the watcher, and the two guys who are sharing the sex together in the same scene and emotions. It’s not what makes the movie appealing or interesting, but what talks about another aspect of the connection. 
The problem of the plot is that the artist is going away for a big period of time to study in US and this will bring him abroad. What started as a simple sex is now more than that and the connection puts the two guys in trouble with the leave that is supposed to happen and the end of the weekend. 

Another thing I loved when I saw it is the main character not sharing his big concerns with his straight friends. It’s good that the straight friend questions the main character on this topic. This makes the connection they have finally deeper and the “gay guy” can see that his sex and emotional life related to men is something that is worth to share and not an inconvenience that should be uninteresting. This is a very good point that many gay guys are falling into. It was showed very well in the movie. 

The other good thing that I saw in the movie is the power of the art to transform, impress and destroy the status quo. I love this and I think that this is the deepest aspect that art has no matter what the media is. 

The movie is shot in apartment locations as well as in some public places. The whole locations gave me a nice taste of the normal everyday life that the main character lives. 
The care for many details of the movie, life the furniture of the main’s character apartment or the great bike he rides are well done. They talk about him very well. 

The main actor, Tim Cullen,  is a straight man in the real life and his portrait of this gay man is impressive. The scenes where he kisses his mate are very passionate and he did a great job on giving life to this character. The other actors are pretty good themselves as well. The artist is portrayed by Chris New, a great actor who really looks and acts like the pain in the ass artist the character is. They create situations that look very real. 

In the end this is a great movie that left me good emotions, interesting thoughts and giveaways and I could sympathize with the characters. 
A pretty good movie. 

My vote: 4.5/5

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The martians - 2015

The Martians - 2015 (US)

How can you act like superman without being superman?
How can you deal with a terrible situation being human and credible?

This movie shows this in an amazing way.
The first approach to the scene is on Mars: the movie shows you wonderful landscape of what probably is living on Mars. I watched an exposition where they used images of the pathfinder and the result was very close to the one I can see here. Good job!
The costumes and scene were both amazing: not too far from what is possible or available today.
The only thing that is barely credible is how he could be healthy after the big incident happened at the beginning of the movie and not being sick for part of the first days.
This movie shows very well how sticking to the good news and not ceasing to the dark side of the situation creates miracles. This is fiction, but the approach they showed on the screen is amazing.
Matt Damon is great at his role and portraits a powerful character that is very strong and also pretty human.
Interesting all the politics and the dynamics on earth: a real mix of costs, emotions, resources and efforts.
The emotional part of the movie is finally not ruining the story: no one of the character goes in emotional loops that create a lot of silly situations, as seen many times in other movies like this one. I appreciate that this side of the story was pretty balanced.

The soundtrack is simply great! I love old stuff from the 70s and the 80s so I was delighted of all the music there. By the way, stay for the end title ... a good music track will be there that is also perfect in that very moment.

There are a few things difficult to believe (related to the production of what is needed to go on) because I didn't see any real planning for the resources needed there or that a plastic wrap can be good and enough in the situation where it was used to recover from an incident, but I can close one eye on them: the story is not about technicality, but about approach.

The story is credible and powerful.
I went out of the theatre happy to see that a movie is about a good approach to life (concentrate on the positive and on what it CAN be done), a mindfulness approach to a difficult situation (break down a big issue in smaller pieces), powerful images and great music.

Great casting for this movie: most of the actors are perfect for their part. Jeff Daniels is an amazing political chief in charge and he takes difficult and scary decisions.
Matt Damon is great and believable.
The aerodynamics geek is very close to a real one.

My vote: 4/5

Studio 54: director's cut - 1998

Studio 54: director's cut - 1998 (/2015) (US)

The difficult and amazing life at the end of the 70s seen by an ordinary, uncultured young man. 
The movie wants to provide the atmosphere and excitement around the king of the disco clubs of the 70s. The goal is pretty reached. I will only talk about the director's cut version of the movie that is pretty different by the original in the theatres back in the 90s.
I'm a great fan of the music of the 70s so this was the movie for me. I ignored what the studio 54 was (I was a kid at its time) but the movie provides me the electricity that was there at the time. 
The casting is amazing. Ryan Philippe acting is great: I really believe that he's a very simple, uncultured stunning man. Mike Myers is great at his portrait of Steve Rubell, but I admit that I don't  know if the real Rubell acted that way. 
The movie provides all the atmosphere that Rubell created in order to have people living a free sex and drugs lifestyle. The club attracted a lot of people from all over the world because of this. At the time this was unique and the freedom possible there was practically unlimited. 
The huge use of drugs is present everywhere and the many VIPs that attended the club are there as well (even if way less mentioned that what occurred). 

What I like of this movie is the great soundtrack and the show of the void of a life based on only cuteness in  world of sharks. I use you, you use me. This is the main theme and the probable main critic to the era. 
It's funny how I keep thinking that is unreal that Myers' character tells on TV about hiding money from the IRS, but this is the reality of what happened and it's simply crazy, probably Steve's judgment was clouded by the huge use of drugs he was doing. 
The scene around the bar and all the sex involved in the interaction with the customers is very well done. Not too much and pretty clear. Rubell was able to create a mix of culture (disco clubs), nightclub, entertainment that was really great even if terribly dangerous. 
Apart the main things about the club, the story-lines related to Shane's family and friends are pretty good. I recognize some mentions to Saturday Night Fever even if this weakens a little the plot. Maybe the situation with Shane's father are are shallow because Shane is pretty shallow himself , and probably is his father, but this is just a thought.
The costumes are amazing. Apparently the 54 was recreated pretty well, based on various comment I read on the internet of the usual customer of the club back in the days.
I like a lot that in this movie that we can have a glimpse of the crazy freedom that was around the world at that time: a lot of unprotected sex and a lot of mates, that nowadays looks pretty crazy (it was the pre-AIDS situation). 

my vote: 3.5/5 

Deep Impact - 1998

Deep Impact - 1998 (US)

A spectacular and world impact movie on a recurring fear the unknown from outer space seen from three different perspectives.

The movie has good rhythm and spectacular photography. The incoming slow Armageddon is coming by the usual big comet that promises to annihilate all the current life on hearth. Not an original plot, but this time we have a different perspective. There is the very young astronomical scientist discovering the comet and becoming famous (and also growing up very fast as a man); there is a crew of young and old astronauts that sees the issue as a mission to accomplish; there is a journalist that is all toward the career goals and has in this tragedy a moment of incredible boost of her work chances and career.

I like how the plot went toward all the story providing these different points of view: different levels of the society act and react in different ways, with different purposes, with different outcomes.

I find a bit weak that the cockiness of the presidential guards against the journalist ceases so strongly as soon as she has an agreement with the political administration on command.

Another thing I didn't like is all the emotional stuff going on with the young scientist. It's a deadly situation and they keep playing the card "I want to stay with my parents" even if this means sure death. In a good movie I'm expecting to see a parent in this situation forcing the offspring to keep going on and have a future and not the opposite. I imagine this has the favour of a part of the audience, but I prefer something less sweet and more plausible.
I like how the relationship of the astronaut is depicted. They mixed very well old style and new style together creating a good tension between two approaches to the mission that end up enriching themselves instead of breaking apart the mission itself.
The part related to the journalist is nice, but I think that the writer was too undecided with this character: is she a career oriented person that doesn't care to step on everyone else head or is she a professional who uses her own moral to evaluate her steps? I think for her they wanted both and that this weakened the character. I didn't see an inner evolution that can provide what they depicted for this character.
I was expecting all the "unforeseen issues": this type of movies often like to play very many unexpected events to made the resolver of the situation a god like human who play extremely smartly or extremely heroically. Or maybe because no movies end with the real destruction of the earth I had practically no surprise of the end of the movie. Personally the quality of the images in the space are compensating the lack of originality of the story.
The president, portrayed by a nice Morgan Freeman, is too much a sensitive human and not very credible, but I have to say that in the end of the 90s this was more credible than nowadays, so I won't complain too much.
Personally there was too emotional stuff on the story, but it's a movie that is nice to watch.

My vote: 3/5

Monday, October 5, 2015

Maleficient - 2014

Maleficient - 2014 (US)

I started watching this movie expecting a kids’ tale about white snow in a “once upon a time-sow” dress. I was wrong. 
The movie is an extension of the Disney’s "White Snow”, but way more things are explained here. There the origin of the evil witch and a very interesting epilogue about how the whole situations are resolved. 
It’s still a tale, but I like that it explains that there are causes and consequences on both sides of a war or a dispute and that they are both right and wrong, good and evil. 
The movie flows pretty well, using action scenes as well as funny moments and drama. There is a lot of action on blue screens, but the story is what makes through the end and keeps you there watching what's next. The castle is amazingly the one of the Disney movie and it’s very interesting how they re-imagined the magic realm where Maleficent is the sovereign. 
I like that you can read from this movie that no one is the bad one and the responsibilities for the choices are shared by everyone. They are all victims of the big evils that are power and greed,  and also vengeance. 
The dark setting is really great and many things are reproduced from the Disney’s movie. They did a great adaptation adding a new part of the story in a very good way.
Angelina Jolie, that I generally don’t appreciate much, is simply GREAT! .. she IS Maleficent and I can’t see someone more perfect for the role. She has the movie in her hands and her acting is extremely good. Her evil smile is nothing but great. 
Great casting also for fairies, white snow and the kings. They are very credible in their parts.

My vote 4 out of 5  

Tiger Orange - 2014

Tiger Orange - 2014 (US)

The movie opens with a boring expression of one of the characters. 
Don’t make this taking away to this good movie. 
It’s the story of two gay brothers who have a very different approach to life, sex and whatever else. Their differences will drive you all along the movie in painful and funny ways. The family roles and issues are the core of the movie and small town life and mindset are spicing all the drama. 
This is a nice movie that talks about growing up in a small place with your brother being gay as you are. It’s a movie where someone life for the others’ expectations and someone else lives at the exact opposite. It’s nice how the writer mixed up this in a very good way. 
We can see the two very different approaches to life and sex: one very outgoing and very out who doesn’t care what other people think, even if this made him being alone, but he expresses what he feels. The other always puts others’ feeling and perception before every choice of his. Both of them are alone and both of them are facing the daemons of the past. IT’s very good how in the end the bond of the brothers helps both of them to grow up and enter in a new chapter of their lives. 
Good casting: both actors who play the main characters are pretty good at delivering their emotions to the audience. The one playing the conservative brother is amazing at providing the feeling of being uncomfortable with his proper life and choices. Always dressing up and living in the same way. The one playing the outgoing brother is perfect for his part because his beauty and his careless look. Often naked and no caring for others’ reaction. He;s also pretty good on delivering his mood of loneless and 
Ghosts from the past and vintage scenes are the perfect cherry on the top of a good cake. 

one last note. The actor who plays the sexier brother is a former porn star. I am surprised about how good is at acting and I definitely approve his choice of staying in the entertainment industry. 

My vote 4 out of 5 

here's the trailer 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Eat With Me - 2014

Eat With Me - 2014 (US)

I have a soft spot for gay movies and men from Asia so I watched this one. 
The movie is nice and it tries to deliver situation like divorce, coming out, family life for a Chinese group of people/family. 
It seems to me a bit unreal and not very deep, but I liked the rhythm of the movie and the showing of old dynamic breaking up and transform. 
There are a lot of references to food and this is something I personally love in a movie, but the whole structure is a bit weak in my opinion. I think the director wanted to show too many things and this went against the deep approach on the characters’ psychology. 
Some situation seem too easy or shallow like the restaurant that is behind the payments and gets almost closed and the only new idea is provide dumplings. Or that the food of the restaurant is so bad that just few customers are coming. I'm expecting that if you know that (and every other character tells the main one that his food sucks) you do something to change it. Or the fact that the main character comes out to his mom leaving magazines on the ottoman in the living room. It's not clear if he makes this on purpose, as I think it's the correct interpretation of it, or if he's just lazy in every part of his life. 
Very nice the interactions between the mom and the neighbour. That is the part I liked more together with the cameo of George Takei that is powerful.

I just noticed that this was a crowd-funding project. I appreciate this. 

My vote 3 out of 5 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Apollo 13 (1995) - Ron Howard

APOLLO 13 - 1995 (US)

I watched this movie at the theatre as they played it for the 20th anniversary.
The story flows very well and the reconstruction of the location and the fashion of the late 60s is amazing. I love the dresses and the make up they put back for this movie. Everything seems really  back in time.
Great insight of the mission and of what went on this incident.
The story seems barely believable, but it comes from a true story so it's good that they made it. The team work showed in the movie is great and allowed the astronauts to come back home.

There is a very good thing about this movie: it passes very well the concept that nonetheless something seems to be bad it always comes with good things in it. This is a great message for he audience.
The cast is pretty good and the stress level they give you is amazing. I'm sure that there are many things not from the true story or that are changed from the real events, but it was pretty good see this plot on the screen. It was great seeing the wife's part of the situation and their relationship with the press.

The movie is a mix of emotions, action and American attitude. It's a good movie that makes 2.20 hours passing very fast.

my vote 4/5

Constantine (2005) - Francis Lawrence

Constantine - 2005 (US-DE)

I watched the BDof this movie and I watched it at the theatres when it was out. I didn't read the comic so I am not able to be disappointed by any possible deviations from the comic story telling. 
The movie talks about this human man, Constantine, that has the ability to see daemons since he's young. It's very nice that the plot line talks about growing up different and be considered crazy. But most of all I like the part that shows that when you grow up different you have to discover how to manage your gifts yourself without having a guide for it. This is very good and I think it has been examined her well in the movie. The movie is the usual war good vs evil with a taste of grudge and delusion. Not a bad idea. The idea of balance between good and evil is God and believable and interesting. 
There are great special effects that are a complement of the story and not the main part of it. 
Great cast: Tild Swindon playing the archangel Gabriel is super be as well as Keanu Reeves as main character. Interesting the view of the hell that is deliver in the movie. 
I liked this love. An interesting story about good and evil (more than good vs evil) and about being different. 

My vote 4/5 

Mission impossible - Rogue nation (2015) - Christopher McQuarrie

Mission impossible - Rogue nation - 2015 - (US)

I watched this movie more for the fact that I watched the previous ones of the same series than anything else. I actually liked it, I admit. It's a spy movie: full of action, play twists, cute cast and suspense. Not bad at all. 
I can't personally stand Tom Cruise smile, but he's acting it's not bad at all I must say. Some difficult to believe scenes are present, but they're not too disturbing and the movie flows pretty well. It's a spy movie so we know that the bad guy dies, or its caught, so no surprise on that side, but, as every good spy movie, a lot of almost-unbelievable technology gadgets are making their way in the interest of who's watching. The fun part balances the action and in the end it's a good movie. 

My vote 3.5 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ant-Man (2015) - Peyton Reed

Ant-Man - 2015 (US)

Another marvel universe movie!
good casting, great rhythm, many laughs.
this marvel movie, like guardian of the Galaxy, will make you laugh. Nice balance between action, laughs and superpowers. 

it's a nice movie to watch and the two hours of it are passing pretty well.
it's a marvel movie, but it's nice to see it (I did in 3D that is good on this).
I liked how they built the relationship between the smart scientist and the (smart) thief. The dynamic relationship between the scientist's daughter and the main character is pretty interesting and also pretty granted. The special effects are good and the evil guys are pretty good as well. Good choice of Corey Stoll as enemy as well as Evangeline Lilly plays a great uptight beautiful girl as the scientist's daughter. Paul Rudd is a perfect main character for this plot and I don't want to say anything about Michael Douglas who plays the role that is pretty central in this movie stealing the attention from Paul Rudd in most of the scenes.

my note: 4/10

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Birdman (2014) - Alejandro González Iñárritu

BIRDMAN - 2014 (US)

I heard good things about this movie so I ended up buying the DVD even if I didn't see the movie.
Very good thing! The movie is amazing.
For the whole movie you can follow the unstoppable movement of emotions and thoughts by the constant motion of the images on the screen (it's not a standy cam by the way).

Drama, tragedy, regret, passion are all ingredients of this very entertaining movie.

The cast is amazing. Some mentions: Michael Keaton is superb, Edward Norton is insanely crazy and amazing, Emma Stone is a great crazy daughter, Amy Ryan is a superb loving/hating ex-wife and mother, and many others are great on this movie.

I watched this movie and I didn't know if I was watching what was happening in the main character's mind or if this was a supernatural movie. In the end it's a great story about this old, pretty famous,  actor and the kind of madness that is inside and outside him.
The big part of the movie relies on the interactions between the various characters. The director made their personalities and their madness and complicated minds interacting in a very passionate way. The line between real and unreal is crossed many times. The main focus of this movie for me was the relation between the past and the present. The one face that we have when we "act"/live in the everyday life and the one naked we have with our strong side and our weaknesses.
Amazing are the interactions of the main characters with the people on the street, outside their natural place that is inside the theatre.
Interesting is the talking about art between the main character and the critic in the bar.

One mention of a line of the movie that I really liked: "you know, just because I didn't like that ridiculous comedy you did with Goldie Hawn did not mean I did not love you. That's what you always do. You confuse love for admiration."

What I liked most of the movie? Its rhythm and the fact that the core is on the (well done) acting.
What I disliked? I don't have enough knowledge to catch all the quotes related to the plot.

my vote: 4/5

note: I'm delighted to watch movie that rely more on acting than action or special effects

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Snowpiercer (2013) - Joon-ho Bong

Snowpiercer - 2013 (KR)

I watched this movie that was on my list for a while. I read good reviews of it and that made me curious.

***spoiler alert***

The movie is cruel and hard to watch for most of it. This is done pretty well. The whole movie is the symbol of a humanity that is not human anymore. The class system seems closed and the upper classes are using the lower ones for their purposes. The empathy and the compassion are not in the picture anymore. The train is the representation of the while humanity that knotholes is on the edge of extinction keeps using and killing each other instead of trying to save as much as possible. 
I think that the author of the story represented very well the craziness of the human mind. 
The movie also plays, exactly as “The Matrix”, with the idea that what it seems is different that what the reality is. A game of illusions and betrayal that unveils towards the end with unforeseen results. 
This movie can be seen in a very various way and layers and it’s very interesting. It has a graphic part, an action part and a philosophical one. 
I also really appreciate that the movie shows that anyone can be at every level from good to cruel just depending on the situation he or she is in and that being bad is not really tied to a personality, but more to situation and survival. This is a very strong point and this movie shows it very well. The corruption of power, the urge of basic needs fulfilled, the blind routine that makes cruel over every limit. All sustained with very good intellectual thesis. 

Some parts of the plot did not completely convinced me (there are logical gaps like the reason for some of the people for being murdered) but these are minor issues that don’t make the plot crashing. 

The cast is amazing: Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton (who I really love!), John Hurt, Chris Evans just for the top of the cast. They are a great casting for this movie. Every one of them gives a great personality to his or her character. 

One last thing I loved in this movie is the fact that it leaves us with questions (unanswered/ready for interpretation) more that “and they lived happily ever after”.

My vote: 4.5/5

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Maybe, I'll come home in the Spring (1971) - Joseph Sargent

Maybe, I'll come home in the Spring - 1971 (US)

I start my first post about a movie with an old old movie form the 70s that came back to my mind recently.

In the 1971 the movie "Maybe, I'll come home in the Spring" was aired in Italy as "Tornero' a primavera". As usual in Italy the title meaning changes even, like this time, if not too much.

I remember watching this movie as a kid after a neighbour's suggestion.
In my memory this was a movie about drug use/abuse and sisters.
It was very interesting watching this again today.
My big surprise is that this movie is not about drugs, but about family and society.
Nonetheless it has some flaws, like the fact that we don't really know why the main character (an amazing Sally Field as Dennie) left and got back, the movie is interesting. There is a critic of the US middle class of the 70s all oriented to have a public image of themselves and ignoring the rest.
I would have preferred seeing more things from Dennie's point of view: we have just the comparisons of her past memories and the present situations.
Considering that this movie was made in the 70s, I think it is a good one that tries to upset some of the wealthy middle class in the USA of its time.

It was nice for me see the old furniture of Dennie's house and the great dresses of the 70s.

It was nice watching it with my today's eyes.
My vote is 3.5/5

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I will put in this blog the movies I watch and my comments on them.
I'm just a guy who loves movies and who likes to share his opinion. Please don't take this blog as a critic's site.

I hope I will be consistent with the publication of my posts and, slowly, I will put more of the stuff I watched in the past, at least the most exciting moves I watched already.

Let's start then.