domingo, 23 de novembro de 2014

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

http://pad.mymovies.it/cinemanews/2012/82801/paradiso12.jpg 
"Whatever you end up doing, love it." - Alfredo

A young boy learns to love the film along with a filmmaker, while discovering the true meaning of friendship and love in this wonderful masterpiece of the italian cinema.

Directing, acting, soundtrack, all simply impeccable in that it is one of if not the most beautiful film in cinema history.

*****

sábado, 13 de setembro de 2014

Collateral (2004)

http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/9FnR3YkCLrDBg2yah1oNpDe8kOm.jpg
"There's no good reason, there's no bad reason to live or to die." - Vincent

A outstanding story of contract killer who makes a taxi driver as a hostage for a night in Los Angeles, with a brilliant performance by Tom Cruise in the role of Vincent, one of the best performances of his career without a doubt.

By the way, If you're a Jazz fan, for sure you will be happy with the amazing references for the artists who made history in this music.

****1/2

domingo, 29 de junho de 2014

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G0acOiWv71o/UAbd_zVfhtI/AAAAAAAABiE/CPEIQrjaoLI/s1600/all-quiet-on-the-western-front-470-75.jpg 
"War isn't the way it looks back here" - Paul Bäumer

A simply brilliant and at the same time scary representation of how war can destroy a man, both physically and psychologically.

A strong and deep insight into how German soldiers are encouraged to enlist to defend their country during World War I, and how it changes their lives forever.

*****

domingo, 8 de junho de 2014

Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)

http://pixhst.com/avaxhome/f1/2d/001c2df1_medium.jpeg
"He was exactly like me. A naked sword. He didn't stay in his sheath." - Sanjûrô Tsubaki

A charismatic and irreverent samurai joins a group in a struggle to rescue the uncle of one of the men who was arrested by a corrupt superintendent.

A masterpiece directed by Akira Kurosawa, beyond excellent action, teaching us a story of never giving up and fighting the difficulties and injustices imposed by the arrogance and cruelty of others

****3/4

sábado, 24 de maio de 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Part 1 (2012)

http://www.twoshotstothehead.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/tdkrp1_batman_mutant_fight.jpg 
"You don't get it, son. This isn't a mud hole. It's an operating table. And I'm the surgeon."  - Batman

The first part of a brilliant adaptation of the 1986 comic book The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, tells a story of a 55-year-old Bruce Wayne who has been out of action for ten years and is forced to return of the retirement of the bat suit due to the new faces of crime that terrorizes Gotham.

Without the same youth before, this animation shows a Dark Knight much more violent and brutal in its fight against crime batman, not to mention the usual intelligence.

****

Part 2 (2013)

 http://i2.wp.com/batman-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/batmanvssupermanTDKR.jpg?w=800
"I want you to remember that. I wanted to remind you to stay out of my way. In all the years to come, in your most private moments, I want you to remember the one man who beat you!" - Batman

In the second part, an epic end. While the dark knight manages to lead a lawless Gotham his arch rival Joker returns more ruthless than ever to a final act, which culminates in a surprising final confrontation between the two.

Meanwhile, Superman is used as a weapon by the U.S. government in a war against the Soviets, is forced to return to Gotham to stop his former friend, who exposed the lack of capacity of the government to maintain order and protect their own citizens.

****1/4

sábado, 17 de maio de 2014

Godzilla (2014)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/411a94766068357369b420b6f982fc5f/tumblr_n2z5nnxbBh1rubmx9o1_1280.jpg
 "The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around." - Ichiro Serizawa

The return of the classic monster after a demonstration of arrogance of human technology. Fantastic movie that holds your attention from beginning to end, with a perfect combination of history, acting and special effects.

****

domingo, 27 de outubro de 2013

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

http://www.thenation.com/sites/default/files/drstrangelove_flickr_img.jpg
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." - President Merkin Muffley

A spectacular comedy directed by the brilliant Stanley Kubrick, satirizing the period of cold war between Americans and communists after World War II. No individual performances to highlight, all the cast did good in their respective roles, collaborating with brilliant screenplay written by Kubrick.

Dark humor intelligent from the most high quality.


****3/4