Cinema around the World

Cinema around the World This is still a work in progress This is the cinema around the world project, where i try to list for all countries in the world the most influential, significant and important movies. This may be because the movie is of cultural importance, influential, critical acclaimed or just the first and…

André Bazin and Realism in Cinema

André Bazin was a French movie critic who argued for movies that depict "objective reality", and critiqued movies that manipulated reality. Something opposite to the existing film theory at the time, which emphasized the power of manipulating reality. In André Bazin's essay "the evolution of the language of cinema", he argued that there wasn't an…

Black Girl and the birth of sub-Saharan Cinema

★★★★★ Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, livingroom. That's all I ever see. Black Girl (La Noire de...) is a french-Senegal film from 1966 by director/writer Ousmane Sembène. Based on a short story he wrote. The movie is about a young women named Diouana, played by Mbissine Thérèse Diop, who immigrates from Dakar to Antibes in France to…

The Great Gatsby Review

★★ Cameraman: "I forgot to take the lens cap off"Director: "Don't worry we'll fix it in post" The Great Gatsby is a CGI fuckfest that is nothing more than an empty container filled with pop songs. They tried so hard to make it appealing to a younger audience with making ever scene loud and bright. Every…

Happy as Lazzaro Review

★★★★ This review may contain spoilers. Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) is a magical-realist drama divided in two parts. The first part is about a small village called Inviolata in Italy, in what seems to be the 1950s. This is where we meet Lazzaro an innocent, saint-like boy who cannot see the evil in the world.…

Da 5 Bloods Review

★★★★ A group of Vietnam veterans (Bloods) go back to the jungle to retrieve a cargo of gold, that they had secured during the Vietnam war. They are also there to retrieve the remaining of Norman, a lost member of the Bloods, to give him a proper resting place back home. Conflict arises when a…