Bearing a title which is way too nice and understated, Lars von Trier's The Idiots depicts some of the most despicable human beings ever to star in a film. Ever the grand provocateur, von Trier asks us to spend some time observing a bunch of assholes who play mentally disabled people in order to find themselves and make a grandiose statement on how society treats the disabled people at the same time.
However before this review descends into a self-rigtheous…
Strong performances in an interesting environment marred by a clichéd script is the bottom line of Scott Cooper's second directorial effort Out of the Furnace.
Instead of capitalizing on his immensely talented cast, Cooper decides to take his script in the most formulaic direction imaginable. If you have ever seen a revenge thriller, or just a thriller or really just any film in your life, you know how this plays out. Sure, not every detail is foreseeable, but the general…
Few things are more satisfying to me than being able to scratch an important and major movie from my watchlist while feeling thoroughly entertained and not a least bit underwhelmed by it, because of the massive expectations I tend to build up for those kind of films.
After watching Oldboy I felt like the unlucky octopus eaten by our protagonist Oh Dae-Su: chewed up, but still struggling to exactly grasp what the fuck just happened. Did I really witness an…
Deep Blue Sea is a mess, but a deeply entertaining one (if you pardon my stupid pun)
Because it's a mess and because I'm lazy and tired, I'll just provide some thoughts and notes, instead of a proper review:
* First of all, Saffron Burrows. She's pretty and all that, but what a black hole of charisma she is in this movie. I don't think she emoted at all, even when she was in danger. I know, that she was…