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  • Marshland 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    La isla mínima doesn’t hide its influences. The fact that it tells the story of two detectives with opposite ideologies investigating a disappearance in a southern village has earned the film multiple comparisons with the American T.V series True Detective, and rightfully so. Much like Pizzolatto’s show, La isla mínima gives a lot of importance to the environment (substituting Louisiana’s swamps for the Spanish marshlands) and also has a case with conspiratorial ramifications. At the end of the day, La…

  • Limelight 1952

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Paths of Glory 1957

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2013 3

    Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…

  • The Master 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2013

    Wow, what a film, watched it last night, but I needed to digest it a little more to make a review. The Master is probably the most ambiguous film I have seen in a while, and it has obviously led to a lot of confusion. And no, I can't say that I have fully understand it, but here are my thougts:

    I can't help myself but to see some similarities between aspects of the film and Freud's theories. In the…