BorisBalkan

BorisBalkan

Cool movies. Short reviews.

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Favorite films

  • 8½
  • Breathless
  • L'Eclisse
  • Only Angels Have Wings

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  • What's in a Name

    ★★

  • Burn After Reading

    ★★★½

  • The Eight Mountains

    ★★★½

  • Cape Fear

    ★★★

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  • What's in a Name

    What's in a Name

    ★★

    Couldn’t sleep last night and put this one on just to watch something.
    More or less what I expected.

    Very few jokes are actually fun. 
    Weak plot. Weak dialogues. Bad acting.

    Waste of time.

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★½

    A typical Coen’s comedy.
    Maybe it is more basic, in terms of contents, if compared to some other work of them but nonetheless it provides fun and entertaining.

    What stand out it is the actors great performance. All of them did an amazing work.

    Usually Coen’s movie has multiple layer it terms message but this one it’s pretty much straightforward. It describes common personalities even though the story becomes absurd pretty fast.

    Maybe not a masterpiece but a perfect movie to have some laughs and spend a pleasant one hour and a half.

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  • The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show

    ★★★★½

    I love this kind of movies.
    The first thought I had, was that this one reminded me a lot of Nashville.
    A small town. Many stories somehow connected to each other.
    This kind of format gives the possibility to explore, even if closed in a context, different personalities.
    This gives the director the opportunity to dig deep into interpersonal relationships.
    While not having peaks, it keeps the viewer's attention high throughout the duration.
    The characters are well written and defined…

  • Rocco and His Brothers

    Rocco and His Brothers

    ★★★★

    I don't even know where to start.
    This is one of the best movies I ever watched.
    I truly think I should watch more Italian movies because frequently I find masterpieces. 
    This one is divided in five parts. One for every brother (it's the story of 5 brothers and their mother moving from the south of the country to Milan).
    I don't want to pay much attention to the meaning of the movie about Italian society because what really impressed…