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  • Torment

    Torment

    ★★½

    L'enfer follows a man suffering from an all-consuming jealousy, thinking his beautiful wife is cheating on him. Gradually, the man descends into insanity.

    The concept is interesting, and in the hands of a director like Roman Polanski or Stanley Kubrick this could have been a chilling psychological thriller. But director Claude Chabrol's old school cinematic style makes L'enfer feel like a dated 1970s film, with several elements that feel out of place, such as farce-like hysterical overacting of the characters,…

  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    ★★★

    Captain Fantastic left me with mixed feelings.

    On the positive side, there's some interesting food for thought in the film, and Viggo Mortensen is still a cool bad-ass, no matter his age. There are also a few comical moments, such as the scene where the children scare a nosy cop away by pretending to be devout christians trying to convert him.

    On the negative side, the know-it-all smugness of the characters and the pretentious moralism of the film started to…

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★★★

    Antichrist left quite an impression on me. The level of creativity and originality in this movie is rare and comparable with masterpieces like Eraserhead by David Lynch.

    Let me start by stating that this movie is clearly one of those 'either you love it or hate it' cases. The explicit sexual content and unconventional approach to horror is definitely not suitable for Hollywood aficionados.

    Lars von Trier proves he is a true maestro in establishing a very effective feeling of…

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    ★★★★

    Great movie, with top class performances by both Tom Hanks and the Somalian actors. A tense drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat, with the added dimension of the film being based on a true story, although you wish these things wouldn't happen for real.