Films in April

Poor month, no doubt. I’ve seen only seven films, and 60% of them were downright bad. I was especially disappointed with We Own The Night. Although main characters played well, the story was so bad, incomplete and shallow that it is really not recommendable to watch. Disappointment of the month.

On the other hand, I had a chance to watch again Cronenberg’s A History Of Violence, and I found it much more approachable than a couple of years ago when I gave it only 2 stars. Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris and William Hurt did a very good job. The film is still not a masterpiece in my opinion, but it is watchable when nothing extraordinary does not run on your TV.

The best movie in April was Battle of Algier from 1966 directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. It is a great movie still relevant with its themes of terrorism, revolution and fight for freedom. Its almost documentary-like form captivated me during the whole film. Recommendable.

  • The Brave One **
  • Battle of Algier ****
  • A History Of Violence ***
  • We Own The Night **
  • Vacancy **
  • Chaos **
  • L’emploi du temps ***

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