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  • Courier

    Courier

    ★★★½

    Damn, there are so many movies you can discover for yourself on Youtube. I recommend taking a look at Korean Classic Film and Киноконцерн "Мосфильм". A lot of little known stuff that's worth a look.

    By watching the first 10 minutes of this film I knew I was going to like it: Beautifully filmed (the copy on youtube I think is a restoration) this little russian gem is about growing in the wake of Perestroika (and breakdance!) with the implications…

  • The Golden Thing

    The Golden Thing

    ★★½

    Basically, Jason and the Argonauts played by kids and with an stubborn naturalistic approach: no stylistic garments (but lots of ancient greek ones, for sure); no construction of character or dramatic arcs; no psychology; no special effects a la Harryhausen; a depiction of myth that avoids sensation at all cost; even the soundstrack, which is the only device of occasional joy, avoids pomposity and keeps the action equally austere, giving a primitive feeling most of the time. I'm fine with…

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  • Finding Your Feet

    Finding Your Feet

    ★★

    Of course, this comes along the same line of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Yes, old people deserve their own genre too, but just try to make it less corny and cliche and more fun and soulful.

  • Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo

    Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo

    ★★

    All downhill from the initial set-piece (an orgy, no less), which apparently is the only inspired moment (at least in terms of lighting and mise-en-scene; Gaspar Noé would approve that). What follows is appallingly didactic, as if it was thought as an educative film about what to do when you have doubts about being infected with HIV. After the initial scene the film seems to have a good excuse to make a (gay) riff on Before Sunrise, but dialogue is…