Monday, January 25

Tag: Argentina

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) – Review
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) – Review

Review: In the same year when The Hurt Locker won the Oscar, the race on Best Foreign Film was as tricky. Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon and Jacques Audiard's A Prophet were top-tier following buzz in Cannes, however, Argentinian sixth Oscar nominee, The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secretos de sus Ojos) became the one who brought the award home. Although not as pretentious and vocal as other contenders, The Secret in Their Eyes is simply the most digestible. It might seem like a typical Argentinian CSI-style whodunit with abundant of talky moments; but it certainly more than that. Not only it's a story of obsession and romance, it's also a small history of Argentina in a dawn of dictatorial era from the view of law enforcement.  (more…)
Wild Tales (2015) – Review
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Wild Tales (2015) – Review

"Que te paso?" asked people to each other. A model talked to a music critic in a flight; it turned out that they both had a mutual acquaintance. However, they're not the only one; as people in the same flight started to reveal the fact that they also knew that guy to talk about. When they realized what happened, we also realize that Wild Tales (a.k.a Relatos salvajes) was never a normal film---this Academy Award nominee is not just a six-film anthology, it's a sick-film anthology. (more…)

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