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  • Donbass

    Donbass

    ★★½

    A staged documentary-drama that partially tilts into a black comedy. It is basically episode on episode. Except for the end. I am not sure that filmmaker Sergey Loznitsa is aware of that Europe is overflowing with doc-dramas. And maybe thats why the 120 minutes of "Donbass" is a different experience. Consume it in the company of Anne-Laure Bonnel "Donbass" (2016)...

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★½

    - Did you come to seduce me or rape me?
    Overequipped and floridly decorated and related to "Tom Jones" (1963) and Eve Harrington this spectacle does not know where to go. A three party kammerspiel with male voice-over's would do the trick for me. I might bring in Horatio...

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    ★★½

    May we go somewhere with a door I could close?
    This is a pretty sloppy assembled piece of filmmaking. That goes for story, direction and design. JimJ has a loyal fan base that I do not intend to upset or spoil their fun, but this time your icon is pretentious too. Trying actually to appear as well-read and educated. As usual, the film is built around the music. The story and images are ghastly meaningless and empty. And actor Tom Hiddleston meets his nemesis. And OLLA is quite condescending to its audience. Grrrrr.....

  • The Rover

    The Rover

    ★★½

    First Australian film , I have watched, without a single characteristic windmill in sight. A strained dystopian saga that winds its way along the dead straight gravel roads, lined with the usual odd cliché characters, towards the expected finale. Totally pointless. Beautiful as well as hard-hitting. The women in the flick tries hard to shake some action.