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  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Geez, what a long, long movie this is for a story that's very basic. Guy goes to space, gets in trouble up there, needs the help from people on the ground to get back ("Houston, we have a problem") and because it's a Hollywood-film, you already know what's gonna happen...

    Unfortunate to say the least, because the cinematography is great and, based on wardrobe and hairstyling, you feel like you are watching people from the 1970s. Thumbs up too to…

  • Il Divo

    Il Divo

    ★★★

    'Il Divo' is put well together, though sometimes it drags on a bit too much. Visually the film is wonderful and pleasing to the eyes. Lead actor (and frequent Sorrentino-collaborator) Toni Servillo is once again great and the prosthetics (I assume they were used) are great to turn Italy's finest actor into the scheming politician Giulio Andreotti.

    The story that's the centre of this film is incredibly interesting and gives a good glimpse inside the political system (and who was…

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  • Scorpio Rising

    Scorpio Rising

    ★★★

    This is a film I'd describe as a film where James Dean and Marlon Brando meet Fassbinder and Eisenstein.

    Experimental 28-minute film looking for the meaning of masculinity. I'm not sure it really finds it, but the imagery is superb here. A big bonus is the soundtrack of 60s Rock 'n Roll music, which ranges from Bobby Vinton's "Blue Velvet" to The Chrystals' "He's a Rebel".

    Verdict: Recommended.

  • Frenzy

    Frenzy

    ★★★★

    "Mr. Rusk, you are not wearing your tie".

    It's a shame that Hitchcock's Frenzy isn't mentioned more on lists considering the Master of Suspense's best work. Stellar film with a great cast. Especially Barry Foster is outstanding, sinister and suave. He reminded me a lot of the late Alec Guinness.

    The exterior scenes in 1970s London also adds a big plus to this exciting thriller. Very curious now to see 'Dial M for Murder', because it seems to be very similar in its subject. Or am I wrong?

    Verdict: Highly recommended.