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  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    ★★★★

    After the film opens with a theme that is both delightfully cheesy and a hard evergreen at the same time we are introduced to one of the finest acting performances, that of Bob Hoskins in one of the best crime trillers the isle ever produced. Hoskins plays what he does best, a hardened brute whom the streets mothered, now ready to became a big shot. It is almost prophetic, this film, the place Hoskins' character want to invest in later…

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    Bad Day at Black Rock

    ★★★★

    Wearing a black jacket, a sharp top hat and a briefcase, McGreedy comes to a secluded town in the Wild West and provokes chaos in a demolished society. And while the world around him is falling apart, he stays steady and three steps ahead of everyone. This is a western disguised as a noir that is actually a critique of negative nationalism and chauvinism, and the calm yet skillfully armed grandpa is in the center of it. Spencer Tracy always…

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  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★★★½

    Just when we thought that we’d seen it all from Holocaust movies, a theme done to death in this day and age, this feature popped up and showed us this unfavorable theme in a fresh and innovative way.
    At Auschwitz in 1944, the viewer is put in a situation to literally follow one of the members of a Sonderkommando, a group of selected imprisoned Jews who had the duty of removing the corpses from gas chambers, while he tries to…

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★½

    Leave it to Michael Haneke to leave you confused and uncertain.
    This is a story of repression, sexual and interpersonal, about exercising fetishes, about sickening obsession and damaged love. Isabelle Huppert is born to this kind of roles and as expected, she delivers, giving her maximum almost effortlessly. Some scenes won’t leave your head for days, but at the end of the day you will feel enriched for an unforgettable film experience.
    Mrs. Stone-face and the master of unpleasantness. What…