Festival favouritesPosted by Martin 2016-03-11 18:10
half is clever, well acted and coherent, told in two temporal planes. The main
character, the one connecting the two parallel storylines, is refreshingly
portrayed as a person rather than some magical spirit guide, one with nature,
as often indigenous people are. After a while, though, it kind of flips out.
Magic enters the scene, out-of-character allegiance swings occur, people are
being generally weird. But the decline is not too bad, and the film as a hole
still holds water.
the Bechdel test
Festival favouritesPosted by Martin 2016-02-16 21:40
Since I’ve been there, the familiarity is, you know, familiar. But the
characters aren’t. I never understood why I should care for Diane Kruger’s
character. She’s completely blah. And the supposed male lead doesn’t even reach
level blah, he’s just slightly more annoying than that. So while reasonably
pretty, the film tells basically no story, involving characters that have no
character. So what’s the point?
the Bechdel test
2 bunnies of 6
Festival favouritesPosted by Martin 2016-02-02 23:20
The RCC is guilty of
many things, and one of the less serious one is systematically inflating their
number of adherents, partially by means of making it really difficult to leave.
Gonzalo tries to,
and gets to experience the bureaucracy involved. Parallel to his dealings with
the church, he has some emotional problems, involving one one hand his cousin
and on the other his neighbour. At first, those stories seems unrelated to the A-plot,
but they tie in nicely toward the end.
Decent acting and a
lighthearted tone, but ultimately rather forgettable.
Failed the Bechdel
3 dictionaries of 6