RSS feed for Enfant du Siècle

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • A Cry in the Dark

    A Cry in the Dark

    ★★

    The death of a baby in strange circumstances puts the Chamberlain couple under suspicion and unleashed a media frenzy in Australia in the early 1980s. A Cry in the Dark is a combination of police procedural, courtroom drama, inspirational history, and family drama whose pieces do not fit together because it never delves into any of these aspects. Even worse, for such an interesting story, the film is quite monotonous, inert, and reiterative; its coldness not only does not move…

  • Official Secrets

    Official Secrets

    ★★★½

    A translator working for the British government leaks information about the intentions of the United States and the United Kingdom to fix and legitimize the invasion and subsequent war against Iraq in 2003. Official Secrets is a drama that effectively synthesizes a series of events and the effort from various fields such as journalism, political activism, or law, to make public and defend a legitimate denouncement. At the same time, the film encourages reflection on the importance of critical journalism…

Popular reviews

More
  • 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…