Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit is very less courageous than could have and should have been. A good film but it remains well below the premises.




Miss Bala (2011)

Between 2006 and 2011 around 36000 people died in Mexico due to fighting against drug trafficking. The director, Gerardo Naranjo, shows us a moment in the life of a woman, Laura Guerrero, and he has the courage to reveal how her figure is humiliated and exploited mercilessly.
*SPOILER ALERT* Laura, the main protagonist of this interesting Mexican movie, in the final scene, is sitting on the edge of a road, abused, arrested unjustly, tarnished and then thrown away like damaged goods. Despite all that she keeps carrying inside of her a heart that continues to beat even when all her dreams have been killed by the brutality of men.
Strong and remarkable movie.



Insidious | Chapter 2 (2014)

You could see that Mr. James Wan had more freedom while shooting Insidious | Chapter 2. Good technique BUT the whole thing sounded a bit as already seen (several times).
The movie never scared us and didn’t really work fully even as a dark adventure.
I like James Wan. He’s got some personality. He is maturing. But Insidious 2 highlighted the fact that there is still a strong need for new ideas in a cinematic landscape now overcrowded. Like some teachers used to say to my parents when I was in school, “the boy can do better”. Much better.



Criterion Collection

Warning! I am now totally obsessed with the Criterion Collection Blu-rays. I can’t stop buying/watching them. Expect reviews and myriad of pictures. You have been warned.