Ismael’s Ghosts – film review

Remember last year, when Cannes festival opened with a French drama full of A-listed actors? Neither do I, because Ismael's Ghosts is one utterly forgettable, pointless and irritating movie. For the 70th anniversary of the event, it was not appropriate to choose production from another country. Also, Arnaud Desplechin made his debut on the Cote... Czytaj dalej →

The Wound – film review

The Wound dir. John Tengrove South Africa, Germany, The Netherlands, France 2017 The debut film by John Tengrove touches on topics of forbidden love, rejection and rebellion. All of those have been quite well-researched by the cinema for many years. Fortunately, the director avoids easy narrative solutions, and by embedding the story in exotic realities,... Czytaj dalej →

Custody – film review

Jusqu'à la garde dir. Xavier Legrand France 2017 Custody turned out to be a dark horse of last year's Venice Film Festival. The film delighted not only the audience but was also noticed by the jury - Xavier Legrand left Italy with the Silver Lion award for the best director and won prestigious Lion of the... Czytaj dalej →

The Leisure Seeker – film review

The Leisure Seeker dir. Paolo Virzì Paolo Virzì has been delivering solid cinema balancing on the border of commercialism and arthouse for over a dozen years, but so far he has been doing that mainly in Italy. His first production filmed entirely in the United States has two big stars: Brit Dame Helen Mirren (Woman In... Czytaj dalej →

A Quiet Place – film review

A Quiet Place dir. John Krasinski USA 2018 There is only one way for this movie to carry you away and surprise you completely. Avoid any trailers, descriptions, abstracts and - yes - reviews! Therefore, please, either come back here after the screening or read on at your own risk. I promise, there will be... Czytaj dalej →

Rampage – film review

Rampage dir. Brad Peyton USA 2018   Hollywood has already brought us a film about emojis inside a smartphone, production based on the game of battleships and a series of blockbusters inspired by transforming toy robots. It is not surprising then that the producers decided to adopt Rampage for the big screen - arcade game... Czytaj dalej →

I Am Not A Witch – film review

I am not a witch dir. Rungano Nyoni UK, France 2017 The debut film from Rungano Nyoni combines tragedy with black humor, surrealism with almost documentary observation. I am not a witch is a shocking story about how prejudices, superstitions and greed can lead to an unnecessary tragedy. Worst of all, it's a story based on facts to... Czytaj dalej →

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