Movie reviews of Victor Fraga

These are all the movies and series that Victor has reviewed. Read more at: Dirty Movies.

Number of movie reviews: 597 / 597

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Erna at War is one of the most absurd and bizarre war films I have seen in a long time. And not purposely so. Review

4.0

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21 november

21 nov

Teenage girl meets her idol in a very awkward and compromising situation, in emotionally eviscerating drama from the Philippines. Review

10

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21 november

21 nov

Despite its interesting premise, Fear doesn’t work as a comedy. Review

5.0

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20 november

20 nov

The subtle machinations of sexual abuse and deeply rooted patriarchal power structures are the central pillar of this quiet French drama. Review

8.0

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19 november

19 nov

The real story of the Swiss Jailbreak King is turned into a delectable blend of crime thriller and philosophical essay on the meaning of freedom. Review

10

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19 november

19 nov

While not entirely doused in sickly, old-fashioned patriotism, its ultimate goal is to celebrate a small nation’s right to self-determination, and it inevitably slips into romanticised cliches. Review

7.0

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18 november

18 nov

After all, it is impossible to stop the flow of immigration. This message seems to be the biggest takeaway from this quiet and beautifully filmed doc. Review

6.0

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17 november

17 nov

Gingerly handmade animation illustrates the memories of a young girl grappling with oppression in the final decades of the Soviet Union. Review

8.0

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17 november

17 nov

Talent pageant becomes a proxy of the American dream for black female adolescent, in this sweet little tale of bonding between mother and daughter. Review

8.0

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2020-09-23

2020

This broad-brush, fly-on-the-wall approach renders the story too impersonal, and also a little monotonous. Review

7.0

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2020-09-23

2020

British drama paints a credible portrait of loneliness at old age, with subtle yet harrowing reminders of our physical limitations and mortality. Review

8.0

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2020-09-22

2020

Impoverished peasant faces losing the meagre cow that provides his lifeline, in this delicate and sensitive Peruvian tale of survival almost entirely spoken in Quechua. Review

8.0

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2020-09-16

2020

What about a movie about a ghost child entirely set on the narrow and eerie streets and canals of Venice wrapping up the Venice International Film Festival? Sounds cliched, but it's actually a jolly good idea! Review

10

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2020-09-12

2020

Meet the real-life Norman Bateses, in this peculiar American documentary about multiple personality. Review

8.0

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2020-09-12

2020

Older Americans dwelling in their own vehicles travel the country in search of employment, in this poignant real-life drama based on the eponymous book. Review

8.0

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2020-09-11

2020

Slow and meditative drama from Azerbaijan reflects on life, death, chance encounters and fleeting connections. Review

7.0

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2020-09-11

2020

Highly formulaic and poor-taste American high school shooting drama both glamourises and fetishises violence to the extreme. Review

2.0

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2020-09-10

2020

This political thriller contains a number insightful discussions, successfully reflecting upon the nature and limits of political activism. It’s realistic and engaging enough to justify a viewing, even if it could be a little shorter than 111 minutes. Review

8.0

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2020-09-10

2020

This is a film to be enjoyed for its nihilism, not its coherence. Review

6.0

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2020-09-10

2020

A tragic death has an irreparable impact on the lives of five very different sisters growing up in Palermo, in this gentle and moving Italian drama. Review

7.0

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2020-09-09

2020

The latest creation by Japan's most versatile filmmmaker is a highly conventional and mostly confusing "spy" drama originally conceived for television. Review

4.0

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2020-09-09

2020

It’s colourful and fun to watch. It just won’t stay with you for very long. Review

6.0

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2020-09-08

2020

Highly artistic and contemplative documentary registers the plight of people in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Kurdistan. Review

5.0

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2020-09-08

2020

Polish movie about Ukrainian masseur with supernatural powers is hardly decipherable and yet distinctively bewitching. Review

8.0

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2020-09-07

2020

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