• Katt Williams: World War III

    Katt Williams: World War III

    ½

    0/100

    I think I should change jobs if I can perform and get paid very good money for only 60 minutes of work doing what this man does on stage.

    I didn't laugh once. Not once.

  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★½

    50/100

    As I said when I talked about Jackass Forever, they already looked old and felt old for what they were doing, even with the new people they added.

    At first you would think this would be a coda for the franchise, but they got a new show on Paramount+, so maybe the success in the box officed worked for them.

    They are clearly having fun and so this is purely 100% entertainment. There's nothing memorable, and of course I wasn't even expecting it in any way, just maybe a few laughs in its 90 minute running time.

  • The Valet

    The Valet

    ★★

    40/100

    An outdated remake of a 16 year old French movie. That's pretty much evidence of why it feels so ill-adapted.

    The Valet is a film that was clearly made with the intention of targeting Latino audiences, mostly because of the presence of Eugenio Derbez, the Mexican Rob Schneider.

    What's surprising is that even though the film doesn't make them a couple, the age disparity is excessive and very noticeable for what the story unfolds.
    Samara Weaving is 30 years…

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★½

    55/100

    Why is it that Disney wanted to give a much more serious approach to these characters? I honestly don't know.
    In some points it works, in others it seems like it's trying too hard.

    There's spirit but it's mostly due to nostalgia, which is something this film constantly resorts to.

    After all it's the story of what wasn't meant to be, and what was lost in Hollywood. In the most purest Who Framed Roger Rabbit style.
    Except that maybe Chip and Dale weren't the right characters for it.

  • Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

    Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

    ★★★

    60/100

    As a documentary in itself, it is just more of the same that already exists in abundance on Netflix. Now talking about the subject, well yes, it's one of the countless corners of human and social rot that exists online.
    The actual stuff for nightmares.

  • The Sword of Doom

    The Sword of Doom

    ★★★½

    70/100

    I liked it, but I wasn't impressed, or maybe I was expecting something different, I feel it was mostly because of the misleading comparisons to Kurosawa.

    I certainly enjoyed Tatsuya Nakadai's great performance. He knew exactly how to use his screen time, between the physical demands required of him and what his expressions and silences implied. He gave his performance the perfect aura for the kind of character he was performing.
    Yes, he might have been typecast, but that…

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★

    85/100

    As is usually the case in virtually any film genre and in whatever country the film comes from, there's always a gem that stands out because it may not seem to have done anything remarkably different, but it definitely has some characteristics that set it apart and Cure is one of those, and it's without a doubt one of the best Japanese crime thrillers I've ever seen.

    The mood and atmosphere may seem austere, but it's impressively bleak. A…

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day

    ★★★★★

    100/100

    An epic that does full justice to something that can truly be called a masterpiece of cinema.

    The length may certainly be daunting for a certain part of the audience, but those 4 hours, despite the slow pace, never feel difficult or tedious.
    It's a great example of how to allow a narrative to flourish properly without feeling like there's filler in the story.

    Could things be edited from the plot? Of course, and the film would still work,…

  • The Snow Woman

    The Snow Woman

    ★★★½

    70/100

    This Japanese film is visually impressive. There are quite a few mesmerizing sequences that are characteristic of Japanese films of this style and time period, which should also be sufficient warning for those who think that being a horror film, there will be an abundance of cheap scares.

    The Snow Woman is clearly relying on a slow burn for its entire game. On being absorbing and smooth. So if gore is more your thing, you may be in for an annoying disappointment.

  • 1984

    1984

    ★★★½

    70/100

    Austere, but the atmosphere adequately captures the essence of the book.
    A very impressive feat considering it was released just five years after the book was published, and that it was made for television.
    Also from what I could read, the reaction of the audience at the time was not the most receptive.

    I liked it better than the version starring John Hurt.

  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders

    ★★

    45/100

    It has a slightly darker twist than one might expect from such a coy romance, but overall it does nothing to outshine countless similar films.

    The performances are rather stiff and the fate of the main characters never really becomes crucial to keep you hooked to the story, so it falls apart too soon for it to end up being meaningful at all.

  • Dark Glasses

    Dark Glasses

    ★½

    30/100

    Dario Argento was a great horror director and made quite a few classics in the genre. That's his legacy.

    Let's leave it at that.