Category Archives: Movies

Rabbit Hole

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH. The director’s most conventional film to date is also his most touching, a portrait of a couple trying to find a way out of grief after the sudden death of their four-year-old boy. Based on a play, the writer took the opportunity himself to make a few changes regarding … Continue reading Rabbit Hole

John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

IF YOU WANT PEACE, PREPARE FOR WAR. When a contract worth $14 million is made on his life, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has to fight his way out of New York and come up with a plan to save himself from the organization that once employed him. It’s been said that the original intention was … Continue reading John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

Aquaman

HE’S NOT FROM AROUND HERE. When the safety of Atlantis is threatened by Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) half-brother (Patrick Wilson), he’s reluctantly drawn into the battle. The first stand-alone movie with Aquaman is a crazy story that looks like the equivalent of Marvel’s Thor films. Considering how silly this is, it’s impressive how much effort has … Continue reading Aquaman

Boyz N the Hood

ONCE UPON A TIME IN SOUTH CENTRAL L.A… IT AIN’T NO FAIRY TALE. John Singleton’s first film has become a classic portrait of African-American youth, following Tre in South Central Los Angeles from childhood to manhood, enduring violence, guns, racist cops and the consequences of broken families – but there’s also typical teenage issues and … Continue reading Boyz N the Hood

Pulp Fiction: Great Vengeance and Furious Anger

YOU WON’T KNOW THE FACTS UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN THE FICTION.  A few weeks before this year’s Cannes festival, where one of the most talked-about events will be Quentin Tarantino’s return with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, I took the chance to revisit the film that really made his career. In 2019, there’s only one … Continue reading Pulp Fiction: Great Vengeance and Furious Anger

The People Vs. Larry Flynt: A Smut Peddler’s Triumph

YOU MAY NOT LIKE WHAT HE DOES, BUT ARE YOU PREPARED TO GIVE UP HIS RIGHT TO DO IT? The war on pornography is reignited now and then, usually by people with a poor understanding of the democratic values that guarantee pornography’s right to exist. Regardless if they’re religious right-wingers or misguided feminists, they attack … Continue reading The People Vs. Larry Flynt: A Smut Peddler’s Triumph

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

THE STORY BEHIND AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLER. In the mid-70s, as police are doing their best to tie Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) to a series of murders, his girlfriend (Lily Collins) refuses to believe that he’s guilty. The unbelievable story of serial killer Ted Bundy explores his relationships with women and how he tried … Continue reading Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile