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cinnamon flavor
16 December 2018
A film inspiring states of soul. Remembering, challenging, giving refuges and precise portraits of near reality, proposing great performances ( except, maybe, sir Anthony Hopkins who, for the first time, was for me surprising revelation of the same recipe for each new role ). Its atmosphere is the best part. The humor and the lovely introduction to a life style of nothing , preserved by the veils of past and noble intentions, perfect home for Oblomov or for new start in life are few sources of interest about this splendid film. For me, a cinnamon flavor movie.
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Inferno (I) (2016)
same Brown
16 December 2018
Like each part of Langdon serie, it must work only for cultural references, actors and special effects. And nothing more. Because it is the same boring and incoherent story , the same fake plot and same running with the expected result. The basic idea is real interesting but it is in so pathetic manner than it really does not works. But, nothing surprising for a sald of Dante Alighieri, OMS and a lot of secrets, conspiracies and "smart" details.
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Christmas Getaway (2017 TV Movie)
lovely
16 December 2018
The reasons for define it as "lovely" are many and serious. First - for the plot who is real charming and smart. Srcond - for great performances - Alvin Sanders and Teryl Rothery are exactly the right "spices". And for the courage to be an old fashion sweet and deliccate film. Sure, the rules of genre are respected and it is just a Hallmae
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Goldilocks (2012)
9/10
admirable work
16 December 2018
It reminds "Solaris" of Tarkovski. The music, the story, the performances, the atmosphere, the tension are impecable. A story of love. Annd sacrifice. And duty. Delicate, precise and touching. A man in spece after the fall of Earth. Memories about the love of his life. The last duty. The bitter poetry remains the basic trait of this splendid film. One defining it in magnificent manner.
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S13 (2015)
well crafted
16 December 2018
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Its virtues - the inspired minimalism, the references to classics of genre, the tension and the screaming and the feeling to know each scene. Two scientists and a body from a different place. The authopsy. And the screaming. Small events and a bloody death. The truth discovered by a team looking for truth. And the end of circle with tthe same scream. Without be original, it is a correct film. Using not only a too familiar recipe but small pieces giving a real good result. Thriller more than Sci. Fi., it represents one of inspired experiments for explore the rules of the genre.
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a good film
16 December 2018
As admirer of Cate Blanchett, I am subjective. But it is a real good film. And each comparation with the films from same genre is unfair because all is simple "Charlotte Gray" is , first, a love story and only at the second level a war film. But both sides are honored in more than decent manner. The performances are far to be bad, the story reminds a sketch but it works in good manner, the reflection of major pieces defining German ocupation are well reflected and the end is more than touching. Short, a good film .
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Largo (2012)
a gem
15 December 2018
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So many reasons for admire this lovely short film. From the presence - performance of Betty Livanou to the delicate love story, from the beautiful photography to the air of train who almost you feel. A train in night. A young man, a young woman, tension between them, an old lady , as a sort of Greek godess, seeing each detail and expecting the moment who, obvious, reminds hher youth. And the small gestures. Short, one of splendid short films about love. Well crafted, lovely performed, with a subtle, precise, moving message. A pure gem.
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Tuesdays with Morrie (1999 TV Movie)
Jack Lemmon
15 December 2018
His performance. His admirable performance . And the balance with beautiful work of Hank Azaria. This is the "seed" for a loving adaptation of Mitch Albom novel. Sure, it is not the book. But it is the great kick for each viewer to read it. Off course, it could be better. But not only the noble message is the axis in this case . The heart of movie is one of the last gifts from extraordinary, magnificent Jack Lemmon. Who offers more than a character but, for me, in few scenes, he offers himself. Traits of life and careeer, having the art and courage to propose new nuances to the story of Morrie Schwartz. The result - a film who must see.
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beautiful
15 December 2018
"We Remember Moments" is one of that simple, touching and bitter- beautiful short film who I love in profound sense. At first sigh, it gives, in inspired - precise manner, a story of revenge. At the second - an embroidery of loneliness and new beginning. The basic virtue - the end . Opened, fresh, delicate. Good point - the precise performances of Hommi Johannssson Fannar and Jon Pall Eyjolfsson. Both are makers of a profound message, out of revenge against bullying but well crafted map of profound grief.
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Crib (2018)
nothing new
15 December 2018
Unfortunatelly, the same story who you know from many , many years. The woman in house , the unborn child, the bizarre sounds, the eerie music, the presence. And, sure, the too expected end. The performance remains a sketch. And the moral - the same : the fear as honest purpose. Using it, "Crib" could be defined as decent short film.
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a story of friendship
15 December 2018
Special at whole. But beautiful. A lonely boy. A meeting in the park. And the best friend, remembering all the portraits of Romantic souls connections. The freshness is the basic gift from this lovely short film. The second - admirable performance of the lead actor. And sure, the story is , for a part of us, familiar. Because it is the portrait of a state of soul. Unique. And, in few cases, support for the entire life.
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Dough (2014)
the atmosphere
15 December 2018
It is a good choice for old fashion stories, in the manner of "Jane Eyre", with few traits of Gothic classic stories. Because the atmosphere is more important than the story. Because it is a new exercise about a young woman looking for refuge, hospitality and dark secret, noble gesture and pragmatic option. Nothing original but correct. The only problem - the director seems not interesed for have the attention of its public. All seems a not bad construction without any real source of emotion .
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The Tour (I) (2014)
a house
15 December 2018
...and the truth about it. A short film using predactibility as good tool for a well crafted horror. The Americans in England. The good looking guide. The source of prosperity of a community. And the truth who gives few direct answers. The basic virtue - the smart game with familiar pieces. The good performances. And the precise end. So, Darkmoor Manor and its creepy secrets.
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the thin line
15 December 2018
A sort of Madame Bovary. Not novels , just fictional avatar. The thin line between fiction and reality. The happiness. The family. The traits and results of profound selfishness. And , sure, the fall, fixed by fictionally solution. A beautiful short story reminding the consequences between the link between us and technology. In precise, profound manner. Proposing a case not so rare. So, the admirable job of Grace Rowe.
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Beneath the Surface (II) (2018)
David and Clara
15 December 2018
A film about happiness. Pictures. The voice of narrator. The escape. As result of dreams. The beauty of image and wise craft of story. And the great end. One of admirable short films about poetic perspective about survive and beginning of life after a dark event. Simple and touching and seductive, dramatic and giving familiar references as steps of way. Nothing original , in essence. Only a wise lesson about hope and happiness and choices changing everything.
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The Pool Date (2012)
more than nice
15 December 2018
Using a mistake ( or urban legend about it ), Patrick Sisam gives a great, charming and wise game of ambiguity short film. A middle - age man, a coktail and a beach chair, the pool and the young Hispanic man on the chair. The compromise, lovely show of gestures and qonotations. And , sure, the truth. Result - an amusing, touching film. About fruits of a mistake, about generosity and about sexuality. Or, only about wise way for use the differences. Sure, the best part is the inspiration to give a precise message in the right package.
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Oblomov (2017 TV Movie)
remarkable
14 December 2018
A tele play preserving the flavor of Goncharov novel. Yves Gasc giving a great Zakhar and the viewer being confronted with not exactly expected Oblomov. Delicate and precise, using the sequences of Russian and Soviet films, proposing not only a great adaptation but a wise manner to discover the roots of a life style. Touching and subtle and impressive and beautiful. Against the feeling to be only a remarkable sketch. Short, just Oblomov. In new aspects and definition and exposed nuances. Simple but remarkable. Beautiful and touching. Not only for the status of work of Comedie Francais. B>ut because it represents , in high measure, a portrait of our near reality.
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Traces Two (2012)
friendship
14 December 2018
The friendship can become more ? That is the basic point for this beautiful and lovely short film about gestures, fears, joy, love and the moment when the closer other becomes more than the best friend. The good point - the film gives not an answer. Only clues, reaction, a dream, the beach and the room and a hug who could change everything. Admirable performances, inspired end. And a nice story about subtle, delicate things.
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Curious Thing (2010)
relations
14 December 2018
It seems a documentary. About relation, ambiguous feeling, choices, happiness. Honest and interesting for the proposed perspective. It is not a pledge or manifesto . Only a good picture of the nuances defining relations. And the way to accept yourself and accept the other. A sort of well crafted confession. Not always credible. But nice , decent and correct about a hidden truth and about the way to see the near reality.
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404 (2018)
decent
13 December 2018
Far to be bad, it is just a collection of cliches. Used in correct manner. But far to be convincing, surprising or impressive. An overworked employee, a computer acting in bizarre way, a presence and the predictable end. It is not exactly a bad movie first for the status of warning about ambiguous relation with technology. Or for the change between camera with computer for discover dangerous hidded reality. But , in same measure, after its end, the conclusion about so easy way for give a horror short, without real explanations, is not reduced.
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The Bells (2018)
nothing new but...
13 December 2018
A man alone in his apartment. Sounds of bells. The presence of something. Bloody footsteps. The revelation.

A mother, her son, a window and the tension moment. All is familiar. Maybe too familiar for horror fans. This short film has the virtue to give a reasonable connection between the two slices. And it has the chance to use the sounds in inspired manner. And, othic stories.
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Amsterdam (2017)
good job
13 December 2018
A party. A meeting as plain of the guest to become a sort of matchmaker. Talk. Common memories, confessions and plains.And simple discover of basic significant things. A film about cliches and about friendship. And, sure, about the return who remains be used by the imagination of the viewer. Good point - it is little more than the expected film from the same genre. A delicate sketch, nice and convincing and , maybe, for its simplicity and deep honesty, usefull.
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bitter story
13 December 2018
Solitude. Memories. A murder. And a new beginning. Impecable made drama of a lonely man who remains prisoner of his first love memory. And who hopes in a new better start. The performances and the story and the photography and the atmosphere of late evening, the memories and the final fight, the ppicture and the dialogue with the young costumer are pieces of a beautiful film about an emotion or ball of feelings who, always, could be only suggested. In this case, in inspired manner.
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No Homo (2015 TV Short)
nice
13 December 2018
Amusing, provocative, silly. Two guys , a not real conventional manner to seduce girls, the hard work for credibility and mistakes. The "noble" purpose , a rare perseverance, advises and the discover of the essence for the choice made. It reminds many other films about same theme and , like them, is not real always convincing. But it propose, in easy manner, interesting subjects, situations and definitions. So, the result is real pretty good.
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Next Door (2014)
romance. and little more
13 December 2018
Unusual. Nice. Sweet-bitter. Well crafted. A man in love with a terrorist. And that is all. Enough for explore the sides of love and the near social reality.
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