Movie review: Peau d’Ane

Peau D’Ane Jacques Demy (1970) I feel like I’ve known this movie all my life. but watching it recently I was able to really appreciate how much of a classic it is. Jacques Demy adapts Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, where a widowed King plans to marry his daughter. With the help of her fairy godmother,… Continue Reading

Movie review: Ridicule

Ridicule Patrice Leconte (1996) I like a good period movie. Especially for those set in pre-revolutionary France, there really is no comparison between popular american attempts (most are just horrendous) and a movie like this. France in the 18th century, Baron and engineer Gregoire De Malavoy travels to Versailles in hopes of improving the poor… Continue Reading

Movie review: Shazam!

Shazam! David F.Sandberg (2019) At first I was an avid enthusiast of comic book movies. Then came along the Marvel/DC war, the many (many) movies released over the years, the endless fan debates, a whole lot of things that could make me hate the genre entirely. It’s not the case, but I’m very picky now.… Continue Reading

Movie review: Blackhat

Blackhat Michael Mann (2015) I like some of Mann’s movies more than others, but apart from one (Public Enemies) that I really didn’t get, I was always impressed by how classy they look. After a hacker causes an accident in a nuclear plant, a joint US/Chinese team is tasked to stop him. They recruit Nick… Continue Reading

Movie review: Footloose

Footloose Herbert Ross (1984) I like american movies from the 1980’s. They have a special atmosphere to them, a form of optimism that completely disappeared later on. Again I knew of the song Footloose years before watching the film. Teenager Ren McCormack moves in a small town that has banned dancing. Between making new friends,… Continue Reading

Movie review: Flashdance

Flashdance Adrian Lyne (1983) Probably one of those movies more known for their soundtrack than for themselves, I knew of What of feeling a good decade before finally seeing it. Alex Owens is a young welder that dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Working by day, dancing by night, she then meets someone that might… Continue Reading

Movie review: Memento

Memento Christopher Nolan (2000) Memento is a movie I bought on DVD without knowing much about it, at a time when I wanted to just see new things. And what a slap in the face it was! Leonard Shelby has a memory condition, he can’t form new memories. He is on a quest to find… Continue Reading

Movie review: Interstellar

Interstellar Christopher Nolan (2014) Science-fiction is probably my favorite genre in films. At the time I liked movies made by Christopher Nolan (some more than others), the last non-Batman one being Inception which I was very impressed by. So naturally I went in the theater expecting to be blown away. And well… The Good: Visually… Continue Reading

Movie review: Ad Astra

Ad Astra James Gray (2019) Reading this blog it would become evident that I have a thing for movies involving space and/or science fiction. This one joins the long line of movies that I stupidly didn’t see on a big screen. How wrong I was… As a series of power surges are threatening life in… Continue Reading