Vadim has written 1 review for films rated ★★★★ during 2017.

  • Stranger in Paradise

    Stranger in Paradise


    "A zippy montage prologue establishes an effective analogy between the refugee crisis and nothing less than the entire history of evolution and global dispersion of human life. Then we’re placed in a classroom for three labeled acts with one European instructor (Valentijn Dhaenens, scripted actor) vs. a room full of (non-actor, non-scripted) migrants in bruisingly direct sessions. 'You are not welcome,' he says unambiguously. 'We don’t want you here.' As soon as those words dropped, I thought of Malcolm X:…