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  • Hotel

    Hotel 2004

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 Nov, 2015

    A haunting experience. The dettached camera flows around the protagonist ( an hotel clerk), and does not reveal a bit of what´s going all. Or maybe it does... using long travellings, using ominous silence in many shots, showing the top of the iceberg of the feelings that the hotel employees show trough their actions, their gestures.
    What happened to the victims it´s just a way to drive us down the hole in which the girl is slowly swollen day by day. And it succeds to transmit part of the strange mesmerizing horror of the sucking darkness that surrounds (and probably lives upstairs) in Hotel.

  • The Last Days on Mars

    The Last Days on Mars 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Nice first try of Ruari in mainstream sci-fi movies. He has very good shorts, but with this one I´m waiting for his next movie. Recommended. Has (his) touch. Try Blink TM, 50 percent gray, the Silent city first.

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus 2012

    ★★★ Added

    I was expecting something more than... this. Was a good way to make a precuel to Alien, but not a good movie (for me)

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012

    ★★½ Added

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

    Bittersweet movie about two lonely people who meet some days before the end of the world. Couple chemistry didn´t work for me. But in other perspective some scenes of what would people do when they know there are only 20 days left, reminds me some other movies that tried to portrait desperation and disaster and the faces/behavior/values that (could) remain in such case. It woun´t be nice as minutes pass by. And I find depressive near the end.