WELCOME TO ME – 7.5 /10

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7.5 /10

“Welcome To me” is a small indie film with a premise more interesting than what it actually delivers. All the weigh of the movie falls on Kristen Wiig’s shoulders; and she makes an incredible job keeping the story interesting. The problem with the movie is that it didn’t build up; the intensity of the demands of this crazy woman never reach a climax, specially on the third act when they decide to bring a boring and lazy carrousel to the show. It has some really interesting scenes and it handles very serious topics in a very creative way; it is a fine movie that could have been extraordinary.

by Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz

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Mad Max: Fury Road – 9.5/10

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9.5/10

Probably it will be the best movie of this summer. It is very unique; the action never stops and it was filmed amazingly. Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and the rest of the cast kill it; with very few lines, they made these characters come to life and develop very interesting relationships. The one little thing that I didn’t like was how the main character was introduced; you root for him without knowing who he is. Also I didn’t get his backstory; I think that all those quick flashbacks could have been clearer  –or cut them out at all. It is the one of the most intriguing and interesting action movies that I have seen lately.

by Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz

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The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? – 8.0/10

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8.0/10

It is a very entertaining and funny (in a good way) documentary. The only problem with the film is that by the middle of it I began to be more interested in the Hollywood producers and their stupidity, than in the particular Superman case. The parts of all the sketches, drawings, sets designs and costume design, felt a little too long. The documentary is about why “Superman Lives” wasn’t made, not about how the movie would have been; and the director’s inner nerd won him over very specific topics and made him forget about the core of the movie – for example they mention that “Superman Lives” was three weeks away to be shot when it got cancelled, but never mentioned the final cast, other than Nicolas Cage. Still, it is worth to check it out; it is an extraordinary effort from passionate Indie Filmmakers, and it turned to be a pretty fun ride. The best interventions are from Kevin Smith; but Jon Peters and Tim Burton are very close. Forget about film school, “The Death of “Superman Lives” will give you a better insight of the big studios’ development process. Looking forward to the Bluray.

by Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz

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Far from the Madding Crowd – 7.0/10

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7.0/10

The new Thomas Vinterberg’s movie is not as good as its predecessor, “The Hunt”. It is a strange movie; it has everything, but never connects with the audience. It has great cinematography, amazing acting (especially from Carey Mulligan), the story is interesting most of the time and never boring, good costume design, beautiful landscapes; but at the end it doesn’t feel like if it pays off. It is nothing especial, nothing that you haven’t seen before. Maybe it is because of some of the very stupid motivations of the main character.

by Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz

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