Finally discovered why The Circle didn't do so well despite having Emma Watson and being based on a famous book. Sadly it's a soapy soft version of a badly paced black mirror episode. And so it ends up being a long TED talk that ends up saying exactly what you expected.
I'm a huge fan of Tolkien and of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy by Peter Jackson. I'd have gone to the cinema with great expectations if not for knowing that this was only going to be the first part of another trilogy. I've read the book a decade ago, but I can still tell there's not enough plot to convert it into three films.
This first part, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, proved me right and this is…
Cloud Atlas is the kind of film you can't really review in detail for fear of spoiling other people's first experience. It follows various characters in different times and explores the connections between them through similarities both in what happens to them and in how they react to events. It's a powerful work, where the argument has been perfectly built, the direction is impeccable and the actors are with no exception at their best performances ever. It's both beautiful for…