Enfant du Siècle

Enfant du Siècle

<< Favourite films are selected from recent first watches and will change constantly.

Favorite films

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  • True Mothers
  • So Long, My Son
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Amateur

    ★★½

  • Toto the Hero

    ★★★½

  • Hive

    ★★★★

  • Phoenix

    ★★★★½

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  • Amateur

    Amateur

    ★★½

    I didn't know what to expect of Amateur based on the synopsis and it was something kind of bizarre that doesn't quite work in my opinion. Somewhere, buried deep down, I think there's an interesting story, or at least concept, that needed to be polished and taken into a different direction. It's supposed to be a thriller but it isn't particularly engaging and there are moments of involuntary humour that are just strange. The plot is quite silly, the performances…

  • Toto the Hero

    Toto the Hero

    ★★★½

    An old man reminisces about tragic episodes of his childhood and events of his adult life, determined to execute a plan to finally take revenge on the life he believes has been taken away from him. Toto le héros is a film about memories, obsessions, nostalgia for the past and what never was, about the resentment that grows over the years, and the lingering sense of feeling like a perennial outsider in the world. Jaco Van Dormael's debut is a…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    I was 15 years old in 1999 and was eager to see Kubrick's last work, which was only my third from his filmography. My best friend and I went to one of those theatres that would allow us in regardless of the film's rating not knowing exactly what to expect. I left the theatre with the feeling that I've seen something that would completely change my appreciation of cinema. I remember been obsessed with this film, I even went to…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    A few days ago, Guillermo del Toro expressed in an interview that he tries to keep the plot of his films as simple as possible and thus be able to focus on the visual aspect; personally, it seems to me that right there lies the biggest flaw in his latest feature film, a simple and predictable story, a little longer than necessary and, although visually attractive, very conventional. The interviewer mentioned that this is a very complex film with several…