An Education (2009) Short Review

Directed byLone Scherfig
Written byLynn Barber (memoir), Nick Hornby (screenplay)
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred MolinaRosamund Pike

This movie brings such an air of sophistication to it that I can’t help but being attracted to its 1960’s English youth universe. The earning inside Jenny’s character is brought to life with the help of an incredible color palette control and beautiful cinematography, which only contributed to the great performance Mulligan herself delivered.

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Nocturnal Animals (2016) Short Review

Directed by: Tom Ford
Written byTom Ford (based on a novel by Austin Wright)
CastAmy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

This movie is an 2017’s Oscars nominee for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role”.

Okay, let me start by saying I absolutely loved this movie. Its thrilling, unnerving, sad, beautiful and eerie atmosphere got me hypnotized, and I never wanted it to end. That said, I could of course point out a few problems, but they would never get in the way of my thorough recommendation to check this amazing thriller out. Continue reading “Nocturnal Animals (2016) Short Review”

Toni Erdmann (2016) Short Review

Director: Maren Ade
Writer: Maren Ade 
Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

This movie is an 2017’s Oscars nominee for “Best Foreign Language Film of the Year”.

Erdmann is brilliant as a drama and painful as a comedy – even if it works very well, its unusual rhythm sets a very slow pace at times. While amazingly acted, I honestly felt lost in the narrative mid-film, but maybe it came from my own expectations from the genre (comedy/drama). Continue reading “Toni Erdmann (2016) Short Review”