Friday, June 15, 2007
Featuring: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Ellen Barkin
Genre: comedy, action
Plot: with some twists and apparently elaborated in places but it doesn’t really compare to the other two
Acting: the triplet is doing well as expected, Pacino disappointed a little but he didn’t have much to work with and maybe another actor would have fitted the part better. Would have liked to see more of Garcia, Barkin’s part was a disgrace, a very weak and unnecessary female character.
Drama: it evolves around money
Action: less than in the other too
Funny: it was the same trademark humor they used us to
Visuals: an architectural mutation
Comments: While it was fun for sure, it was not nearly as entertaining as the previous two movies. It lacks a strong female part and love interest. I liked it better when the boys kept their operation on a smaller scale and there was much more in stake.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
*** MIGTH CONTAIN SPOILERS! ***
Featuring: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu, Alexandru Margineanu
Plot: simple but oh so actual
Acting: Armand Assante was good as usual, Razvan Vasilescu was briliant, Maria Dinulescu wasn’t bad, it still shows that she’s used to star in soap operas though
Drama: the whole Romanian system
Action: street fight scene
Funny: tragically so
Visuals: it bothered me the fact that it was shot with a mobile camera, it’s tiring for the eyes I think and it doesn’t improve the quality of the movie
Soundtrack: nothing special
Award: Un certain regard at Cannes in 2007
Comments: For an unfinished movie it's not bad at all. It’s definitely a Romanian movie, it seems this is all they’re able to produce these days. They get awards and prizes for them because people outside are shocked to see such a reality but the thing is we live in it and this is the saddest part of all.