Archive for March, 2011

Un Año Sin Amor – 1/2

Posted: March 27, 2011 in 1/2, 2005, Argentina, Drama

Hm. An Argentinean writer who’s HIV positive decides to keep a diary and in the mean time explores the world of SM in Buenos Aires. That’s pretty much it. It sounds like it could be interesting, but apart from the cute face of main actor Juan Minujn there’s absolutely nothing exciting in this movie. There’s no emotion whatsoever. Maybe that was the directors’ aim to show how ’empty’ the life of the main character is. But sorry, I do want to feel something when I watch a movie. The most exciting scene is the one where they zoom in on medication dissolving in a glass of soda.That says it all really. Not in the least impressed. Next!

Got this for .99 cent on iTunes. Since it was up for best animation award against Toy Story 3, I had to watch it. I watched it and enjoyed it a little. Hated the main character’s commentary on everything that was going on; got nervous about the Scottish accents of the Vikings, wasn’t remotely fascinated by the dozens of different dragons. But as a children’s movie it’s okay.

Black Swan – **

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Drama, Thriller, USA, XX

This is a weird movie. It’s not a drama. It’s not a thriller. It’s something in between. Psychological horror maybe. The main character is an incredibly uninteresting and boring fucked up 20-something who only focuses on being the perfect ballet dancer and forgets to have a life next to that. She finally gets the main part of a ballet performance based on Tchaikovsky’s famous ‘Swan Lake’ and that brings her to a state of paranoid stress and delusion. She starts seeing and imagining things that aren’t there. And as a viewer you start to doubt what’s real and what’s not as well. Way too often. So often you get bored with it.

Natalie Portman won an Oscar for her part in this movie. During the first half of the movie you’re wondering why, ‘cos all she does is look scared, confused and silly. But that’s the whole point of the performance. Just like her character in the movie who is a perfect white swan, but an unconvincing black swan; you start to really think Natalie Portman isn’t all that good until she amazes at the end. A well deserved Oscar! Too bad Mila Kunis wasn’t nominated for a supporting part, ‘cos she’s the real star of the movie. The stupid girl from That 70s Show has become a great actress. She’s amazing in this movie.

I heard they added a lesbian scene between the two girls to get the men in the audience. It really adds nothing to the story, but I guess it worked. It’s the best scene of the movie. 😉

Apart from that. The paranoia just ruins the movie.