Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

FLASH REVIEW.
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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