Movie reviews of Victor Fraga

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

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Poster for The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher

4

Maggie Gyllenhaal delivers auspicious performance and shines, despite playing a mostly disjointed character in awkward film about a small child poet.

3 march

3 mar

Poster for Hannah

Hannah

8

A profoundly moving Charlotte Rampling stars in bleak and brutally honest character examination set in Belgium.

24 february

24 feb

Poster for Wall

Wall

10

The images are raw and bleak with the very occasional splash of colouring – much like the existence of the Palestinians.

19 february

19 feb

Poster for Alien

Alien

10

Ridley Scott's classic is one of the most subversive films ever made for more reasons than one...

18 february

18 feb

Two for Joy

8

Ugly problems surface when dysfunctional family goes on holidays in dejected seaside town, in British dirty gem starring Sadie Frost and Billie Piper.

17 february

17 feb

Poster for Divine Love

Divine Love

7

Eerie sci-fi travels to a near-future and uncovers a Brazil intoxicated with bizarre evangelical practices.

16 february

16 feb

Poster for Waiting for the Carnival

Waiting for the Carnival

10

The sensibility and the inventiveness of Brazilian director Marcelo Gomes are extraordinary.

15 february

15 feb

Poster for The Stone Speakers

The Stone Speakers

7

A stern and yet ingenious documentary. The camera is entirely static, allowing viewers to reflect upon the topics at length. And the interview style is entirely unique.

15 february

15 feb

Poster for Marighella

Marighella

7

Biopic of Brazilian revolutionary Carlos Marighella is very audacious in its content and yet very conservative in its format.

14 february

14 feb

Poster for Synonyms

Synonyms

6

Israeli film set in France mocks nationalism from both nations with an absurdist tone reminiscent of Yorgos Lanthimos.

14 february

14 feb

Poster for Greta

Greta

7

Audacious Brazilian film examines queerness at old age with a tender and empathetic tone, while also revealing that solitude is powerful venting outlet.

14 february

14 feb

Poster for Elisa y Marcela

Elisa y Marcela

10

The real story of two Spanish women who married with one of them posing as a man almost 120 years ago is a superb piece of filmmaking, excelling both in technical and in dramatic terms.

13 february

13 feb

Farewell to the Night

5

The story is both riveting and plausible, with strong performances by the three leads. There is an important message about the failure of capitalism driving young people to religious fundamentalism. But there is also a very significant political issue with Farewell to the Night.

12 february

12 feb

Poster for Piranhas

Piranhas

7

Italian gangster movie set in Naples has flavours of Neorealism and portrays a disturbing type of masculinity negotiated at a very young age...

12 february

12 feb

Poster for Vice

Vice

7

Christian Bale is very convincing in the skin of a cold, calculating, arrogant, selfish, unrepentant and unscrupulous politician.

11 february

11 feb

Poster for A Tale of Three Sisters

A Tale of Three Sisters

8

Parable about departure and family allegiances set in a rural village on the Anatolian mountains of Turkey has a stupefying cinematography...

11 february

11 feb

Poster for The Golden Glove

The Golden Glove

10

Fatih Skin's serial killer saga is a bizarre tribute to faith and ugliness, and it's absolutely dirtylicious in its unabashed wackiness.

10 february

10 feb

Poster for Die Agentin

Die Agentin

6

Espionage drama about undercover Mossad agent working in Tehran has enough stamina to keep you hooked for two hours, and it's not a piece of Israeli propaganda.

10 february

10 feb

Out Stealing Horses

7

Overall, Out Stealing Horses is an effective and moving drama. However, I did struggle to follow the numerous characters and twists, and to work out the subtle cultural differences between Sweden and Norway.

9 february

9 feb

Poster for System Crasher

System Crasher

4

The story relies almost entirely on the horrific fits. The narrative arc is rather flat, with a climax every two minutes and very little respite.

8 february

8 feb

Poster for Öndög

Öndög

7

Wang Quan’an’s Ondog is one of those sensory filmic experiences where the narrative is extremely slow and seemingly secondary.

8 february

8 feb

Poster for By The Grace of God

By The Grace of God

10

Francois Ozon is best remembered for his psychological dramas, psychosexual thrillers and twisted comedies. He has now moved into an almost entirely new territory: Catholic faith and paedophilia. The outcome is nothing short of magnificent.

8 february

8 feb

Poster for Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit

3

Cold and soulless: this blend of thriller and dark comedy starring a lethargic Liam Neeson has very little to offer other than the occasional Colorado wintry landscape.

5 february

5 feb

Poster for Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel

4

Bleak, unoriginal and very violent: how the latest American sci-fi movie produced by James Cameron & co left me mostly numb and cold.

1 february

1 feb

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