The most rotten demeanor of our species and a hell on earth place for the so-called man's best friend is uncovered in "Dealing Dogs", an impeccable crafted yet horrifying beyond comprehension documentary distributed by HBO that sees an undercover investigation taking place in Martin Creek Kennel, a place that sells random source dogs to research institutions. Such investigation is documented by "Pete", an undercover animal rights activist that gets himself a job in the kennel and exposes the horrors that…
"The Secret Life of Words" is an emotionally fuelled film in which (like the title suggests) the weight of the past unfolds through language, and a burden sheltered in a secret anchors the cleansing of unhealed wounds and development of bonds. Also, a film that brilliantly shows honest judgment, restraint, and understanding of human emotions and gathers strength not only from what mentioned earlier but from meditation, the implicit, the multicultural and understated cast, and Coixet's heartfelt script.
"AFI 100 Years 100 Movies" completion - #42/100
Charisma and chemistry for days, a sassy script, the excelling dream team, and one of those films where everyone involved is just so good that I couldn't settle for a favorite; Grant playing it cool is a delight, drunken Jimmy takes home the gold with a performance that had me smiling from ear to ear throughout, Virginia Weidler steals the spotlight with little screen time, and Hepburn does more than justice to…
Harmonious yet cold as ice, "Little Odessa" is built through melancholy, kinship, and violence, violence that comes from every place, at any time, and against anyone and everyone. Once in contact with it, the vicious circle starts with a point of no return, leaving adversity and many casualties behind.
With a sense of control and a portrayal of violence like no other gangster flick, "Little Odessa" is a triumph among crime character studies, a superb debut from the great James Gray, and a masterclass of nuanced characterization from Tim Roth.
"AFI 100 Years 100 Movies" completion - #41/100
A gripping American classic that illustrates the ramifications of the great depression, with focus on the Joad family and their journey through economic hardship, longing for hope, and the deceptive nature of the American dream.
"The Grapes of Wrath" is not your usual film drenched in Hollywood flare, but a film with a loose plot, a period based film expertly crafted by American maestro and long shot pioneer, John Ford, and captured…
The uber anticipated film of the masked vigilante is out and, in my eyes, is quite the piece and probably my favorite DC film as a whole.
The film deviates from the well-known superhero canon and goes for a grim thriller noir approach that fits the Batman tale like a glove in my opinion. "Joker" already proved that differing from the superhero precept could be a commercial success and have critical acclaim, so I would guess that some of the…