RSS feed for Conrado

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Broken Flowers

    Broken Flowers 2005

    Watched 26 Mar, 2015

    I first watched this when it first came out in DVD. I was thirteen, and I remember thinking that this was a movie in which "nothing happened". And I didn't even mean it in a pejorative way. My brain wasn't ready to engage with a movie as apparently uneventful as this one. Ten years later, I have engaged with lots of movies that has far less going on in them than 'Broken Flowers'.

    Reading reviews of the time, the movie…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins 2005

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2015

    By now we know that you shouldn't ask too many questions when watching a Christopher Nolan movie. You're not supposed to ask "why", but just give in to the thrill-ride of watching a filmmaker who is always driving forward. If you do this, I'm pretty sure you'll have a good time with 'Batman Begins', especially in its first half, where the forward momentum is held together by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's propulsive score.

    Once things settle down, the…

Popular reviews

More
  • Munich

    Munich 2005

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Mar, 2015 2

    "There is no peace at the end of this"

    Easily Spielberg's best since 'Schindler's List', and comfortably among his best period. I'm not a huge fan of the famous sex scene towards the end, but otherwise a sober and rather daring take on an incredibly delicate topic. You wouldn't expect Spielberg to be as neutral as he is here, but he proves to be a deeply humanist filmmaker.

    He is also a master of his craft, and it shows in…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2015

    Nice try, Matthew Vaughn, but when you're a bad director, you're a bad director...