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In Beanpole, the Russian candidate for the Academy Award, the world is drawn exactly as Dutch paintbrush masters have done it so many years ago. This is the world of ordinary women performing ordinary activities in soft light, which timidly bursts through the windows into the charming rooms of Leningrad’s tenement houses.
Is Joker just a warning against blind consumption, the deadly pursuit for wealth, ignoring the basic needs of people, etc., or pure glorification of violence?
What is surprising from the very beginning in a game which does not have a super-efficient weed uprooting system is that the eponymous kind words actually absolutely dominate communication between players.
Rambo remains, of course, a great, undemanding entertainment. The problem is that the further into the forest (jungle), the harder it is to swallow the bitter taste of ideology.
Ad Astra presents the “near future” of human civilization, when the colonization of nearby planets will become a way to acquire valuable resources and expansion of space appropriated by man, the expansion of capitalism.
When I went to watch Parasite I expected many things. I expected the Korean artist to have fun with film genres, just as he did in his previous works. I expected – as in Snowpiercer – a strongly outlined class conflict and a clear devaluation of the forces (mainly the capital) behind capitalism as a system.
In recent years, viewers have been able to come into contact with different views on the still present – unfortunately – problem of sexual abuse by people of the Church, which I mentioned while reviewing Smarzowski’s Clergy. There are as many sensitivities as many looks on the subject.
One could get an impression that there are few “childhood films” that age as gently as Dark Crystal. As I return to it after years, it still suprises, draws my attention and scares me. And what is more important – the world is still alive.
If someone asked me to describe in one word the character of Pedro Almodóvar’s cinema, I would say that it is sentimental. I could also invite that person to the Pain and Glory screening – a movie which is not only autotherapeutically approaching the artist’s biography, but also telling about the relationship between cinema and memories.
Like Louise by the Shore (2016), the new work of the French animator, Jean-François Laguionie (this time cooperating with Xavier Picard), La Voyage du Prince, is an extremely reflective film. Again the main character is an older person – or rather a monkey – and again the picture largely consists of comments, observations and memories.