Escape From New York: Impressive On All Fronts (English)

Escape from New York is one of the few box office successes of John Carpenter (although it was a low budget film, costing just 6 million dollars of the time). Despite being very young when he made it, the director rose to fame with Halloween (1978), which he directed two years after his splendid Assault On … More Escape From New York: Impressive On All Fronts (English)

It – Chapter One: Nothing To Write Home About (English)

The hype-train is going full speed to the new Chapter of It since most people enjoyed so much Chapter One! This is certainly another sign of how I don’t know much about cinema, as I’m surely mistaken… Why, you’re wondering, what do I think of It: Chapter One by Andy Muschietti? Let’s start with some positive … More It – Chapter One: Nothing To Write Home About (English)

The Silence Of Others: Powerful And Needed (English)

In February 2019, The Silence Of Others (El silencio de otros) won the Goya award for best documentary of the year. It’s directed by Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo and produced by Pedro Almodóvar with his production company Deseo. So, let me add that, also thinking about Damián Szifron’s wonderful Relatos salvajes (2014), it’s clear … More The Silence Of Others: Powerful And Needed (English)

The Lives Of Others: Fascinating (English)

Das leben der anderen (The Lives of Others, 2006) is the first movie directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. What a debut! The film takes place in East Germany (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR) in 1984, its protagonist is captain of the Staatssicherheitsdienst (more commonly known as Stasi), the secret police of that time, and it’s incredibly … More The Lives Of Others: Fascinating (English)