Month: November 2015

Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette (2015)

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Drama, history – UK – 106 min

Directed by Sarah Gavron

Written by Abi Morgan

Today, you can do everything. You can be whoever you want to be. You can live however you like. You are free. (At least in some countries).

How much do you value your freedom? Have you ever thought what was the cost of that freedom? How much suffer, How much deaths It took (or it’s still taking).

Soufragette brings to your own eyes and soul the tough battle for women’s rights. And I’m telling you, It does It in a very fine way.

Meet Maud. A laundry worker with 17 years of experience. A wife, a mother. A 24-year-old woman. Surprised? Well, it wasn’t quite shocking in XIX century’s England. She’s one of the many. The underestimated, hard-working full people with no full rights. Just because they are women. Together, they give up much , give all they have for the sake of their cause. For gender equality we take for granted. Their path is as hard as bricks in the cells they are being imprisoned in. Their physical wounds are no match for the suffer of humiliation and injustice. Yet, so many people, both men and women, are against them.

Excellent storyline, great characters, marvellous acting (the boy!). Wonderful pictures. Just a pity mrs. Pankhurst’s story and character isn’t much developed.

A beautiful piece of cinematography. Not overy dramatized, not in a fake way. A must-watch. So that we can value the freedom more…

My rate: 9/10

Spectre (2015)

Spectre (2015)

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Action, adventure, thriller – USA, UK – 148 min

Directed by Sam Mendes

Written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth and others

They say it’s the most expensive of all Bond movies.

They say it has broken franchise record in Poland with 900,000 movie-goers within just a week.

I say: yawn!

Risky mission in Mexico. A funeral in Rome. C and “Nine Eyes”. Killings, many many killings. Expensive cars. And reveal of Bond’s past.

I’d rather not mention an unbelievably incongrous romance with a daughter of Bond’s enemy, a romance which stinks like pretentiousness (especially when you hear the three words, ugh) and fake. I’d better not tell you about an unforgivable, TERRIBLE sin that is NOT developing Monica Bellucci’s character which has such a great potential. Also, let me not get to the ridiculous and cheap (I guess not in terms of money…) opening which can give you nightmares.

Instead, let me focus on the advantages. There were, of course, thrilling chases, shots, fights, explosions and… tortures. An incredible scene of combat inside a helicopter gave me a hysterical laugh.  Stylish black-white colouring of the film (which noticed my BF) was certainly a nice idea, fits the usual outfit of 007. I loved stunning landscapes – mountains especially (a thing on the side, but oh, well ;p).

After all, it’s a Bond movie. We don’t watch it for logic nor particular moral qualities. We watch it for the action, for the excitement we get thanks to this absolutely non-human agent of many faces and his nearly supernatural abilites. We seek neat gadgets, cool vehicles, seductive women and amazing combat scenes. We year for  thrilling adventures to make us feel like we are Bonds.

And so we find it.

My score: 7/10