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  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

    ★★★½

    145 YEARS OF CINEMA

    Nr. / Year: 2016
    Country: U.S.A

    I loved the first two acts, the genuine inventiveness and care free whimsy of it all, but the main through line of the movie (which involves a love story) leads to a conclusion that feels like a bit of a let down. If the film had stayed in the realm of fantasy all the way through, it would have been much stronger (especially since Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe both…

  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★

    145 YEARS OF CINEMA

    Nr. / Year: 2005
    Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy

    A deconstruction of the thriller genre, with Michael Haneke's usual austere command of framing, and slow building violence under the surface of supposedly pleasent society. The social/political aspect added deph to the film that would already be engaging as a mystery, with Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche commanding fine performances as a married couple who find themselves under surveillance by an unknown assailant who sends them video…

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  • Metal Gear Solid

    Metal Gear Solid

    My snake... is solid

  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    ★★★★★

    Part of the Last Days of DVD challenge

    PART THREE: ACT IV

    The three screen tryptic finale is one of the great endings in cinema; I just wish I could appreciate it more on my tiny television screen. The Italian campaign seems so short, I wish it went on longer, and the little scenes with Josephine and Violine don't really go anywhere, but they are a nice touch - the two praying to a shrine of sorts dedicated to Napoleon…