Circles of life can seen in every society. A soldier, Marko, has been kicked to death from his comrades on his effort to save Haris, a Muslim during the civil war in Yugoslavia. His heroic act will always haunt the families of participants even twelve years later. His best friend who works as a doctor will have a dilemma to save the life of the soldier who started the fight. Marco's father decides to build a church on his son's memory and will accept the help of a young boy whose father was another soldier, also responsible for Marco's death. Marco's girlfriend who left her country and got married in Germany will find shelter from Haris who lives there with his family as she abandoned her violent husband and escaped with her son. Kindness and solidarity contrast guilt and frustration on this exceptional film from Serbia that is based on real events.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Heli describes us the difficult situation of teenager, Heli and his little sister, Estela, in Mexico. A drama that starts with the relationship of Estela and a young boy who trains for being a cop. The last one finds two parcels of cocaine in an abandoned place and hides them on the roof of Estella's house. Their lives are in danger now and no one can help them as drug dealers arrive there and kill Heli's father. Living and die in Mexico is always a matter of luck for poor people who have to survive in difficult situations. Most of them often turn into illegal activities and police is corrupted as also government. Direction was realistic and the cast is really interesting. A great production that won the prize for best director for 2013 in Cannes festival.
Friday, January 24, 2014
This was just another interesting film from Croatia. Djuro the Romany is a famous porn star as also the narrator of a love story between a Serbian prostitute, Desa and a Croatian sniper, Martin that took place during the civil war in Yugoslavia. Everything started when Martin found Djuro and asked his help in order to seek for Desa, who was his partner in a porn video production. He finds money and buys her from her pimp but he has to gain her love first as well. His polite manners will make her interest on him and soon they will become a couple. But Martin's friends and co fighters don't appreciate his will to live with a Serbian woman. A typical Croatian comedy and a nice idea that could be something special if it wouldn't fail in awkward direction, pale photography and too much voice-over.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New year my friends. This is the last film I watched back in 2013 and it was just excellent. Jon Martello comes from a traditional Italian family from the states. A dad obsessed with football, a mother living in another universe and a sister dedicated to her cellphone. Don uses to hang out with his pals and likes beautiful women who often invites them to his bed. He likes his ride and going to church but his real passion is porn. His life is simple as that and he enjoys that to the maximum. Until he falls in love with Barbara, a gorgeous woman who also interests into him. They start a relationship but Jon can't escape from his porn. And then problems appear. His girlfriend doesn't seem to understand him and her wills seem to be totally different from his ones. After that, another woman comes into his path. An co-student from his class, Esther, helps him to see the whole picture of his life and what he really needs to do about this. Great comedy with hilarious situations and realistic intentions.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
It's Christmas, I just wanna fuck! What an epic title. Directed by the same guys who gave us 'Hobo with a shotgun' and 'Grindhouse' package. It is a hilarious short film blending Fulci-esquire gore with horror cult films. A magnificent idea about what happens when we mess with forest. It can stand as also as a parody of cheap slasher movies from the 70s and 80s. Foul-mouthed lumberjacks descend on a hillside of trees, cutting them down and trucking them to Christmas tree lots where families paw them, pick one out, take it home, stick it in a stand, and decorate it. The trees experience terror throughout the ordeal: we hear their squeals of pain when axed or sawn, the emotion of separation from family and friends, the fear of the unknown, and the despair they feel during the strange and bizarre rituals of families at Christmas. On Christmas morning, the trees strike back. Man, woman, child, and pet may be in for a grisly end.
Treevenge from jasoneisener on Vimeo.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Here I am back again, after relaxing for a short period. This is a combination of three stories, both dramatic, that will connect before the end. Stephen and Cindy feel alone, disconnected from each other, after their baby's loss. They also have financial issues after they are exposed online. Rich is a successful lawyer but he can't find time for his family. His son, Ben, gets cyber-bullied by two classmates and this is going to be bad for him. The irresponsible kids, Frye and Jason, haven't really understood their fault until Ben commits suicide. Jason's father, Mike, is a widowed ex-cop who tries to raise his son properly but he can't actually. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
After a year of patience I can admit that I am a little bit disappointed of this film. As a child I used to stuck with cartoons like Tetsujin 28, Voltron and even Godzilla film series. I expected more from this gem though. The story is about a war between human race and monsters, known as Kaiju, coming from another dimension through a crack into the ocean. They destroy everything and kill millions of people until the last ones fight back with their massive robots, the Jaegers. The battle is irresolute and even Jaegers can't stop the disastrous invasion. Raleigh, a former pilot who lost his brother at his last combat returns on duty alongside with the untested trainee Mako and will be the last stand of the humans against the mounting apocalypse. The effects are amazing but the development of the characters was really weak and this was a minus point to the plot. The acting was so and so but Idris Elba's performance was even worst. I hope the sequel will be better and Guillermo Del Toro shall give the appropriate attention and will give us the optimum result. Otherwise I will prefer 'Robot Jox' from the late eighties. Again.