Tag Archives: drama

Death and the Maiden by Roman Polanski

There are only 3 characters in this movie, the most important is Paulina Escobar. One stormy night her husband, who is a prominent lawyer working closely with the government, has an unpleased situation when returning home – his car just stops several miles from their house. Fortunately a man, who introduced himself as a neighbor, gives him a lift. Paulina seeing lights of an approaching car, turn off all lights at home and takes a gun…

The Shining by Stanley Kubrick, based on Stephen King’s novel

This movie is summarized by many as a masterpiece of modern horror. It is ranked as one of the 11 scariest horror movies of all time. I also consider it as really good it, however in my opinion Stephen King’s book on which it’s based is much better!

Manhattan by Woody Allen

‘He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion. Uh, no, make that he romanticized it all out of proportion.’ This is the beginning of Manhattan – one of the best Woody Allen’s movie. Watching it we can just feel Allen’s incredible love to New York City.

Mary and Max by Adam Elliot

The story begins when Mary, an 8 years old complexed girl from Australia, decides that she wants to find herself a friend for a lifetime. As this has been impossible for far in Australia, she decides to look for somebody in US. The lot fells on Max Horovitz, a depressed, 45 years old lonely man from New York. It starts with one letter sent with a chocolate bar and lasts forever…

Tricks by Andrzej Jakimowski

Actually I was not planning to watch “Tricks, it attracted me quite unconsciously and by accident. In the evening I turned on the TV to watch the broadcast of the Olympic Games in London. When the transmission was over, a movie began. Initially I did not pay any attention to it, but then I caught myself that I peep on it more and more often. When it was after midnight I decided that it’s time to go to bed. After a while I realized that I cannot do that until I don’t find out that is the ending like! :)

Suicide Room by Jan Komasa

At first I saw the trailer for this film at the cinema when I was there to watch something else – it made a big impression on me. Excellent computer animations, hypnotic loud music… already at first glance something totally different than other Polish films of recent years, especially these that can be seen in a cinema.

Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos

A friend of us encouraged us to see this movie as he defined it as ‘hardcore’. In fact this guy is also a hardcore guy, so if he says ‘hardcore’ it must be something really heavy!
The film showed something that I have often wondered about – if our behavior, rituals are transferred in the genes or beginning from our birth we just look at others, unconsciously copy their behavior and this situation has been continued smoothly for thousands of years?

Arizona Dream by Emir Kusturica

Axel, is a 23 year old humble man, a typical urbanite. One day he suddenly receives a proposal to take part in his old cousin wedding. Although at the beginning he’s not really eager to leave his beloved city, but then his countryside stay prolongs. One reason is having an affair with a crazy, insatiable widow who kindles in him the desire to fly. The second reason is an affair with widow’s eccentric daughter.