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: 515 / 515

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Kalel, 15

8

HIV-positive teen grapples with a dysfunctional family and society, in this extremely bleak yet sobering drama from the Phillipines.

29 november

29 nov

Monster

6

The landscape is impressive yet threatening. The narrative, however, has quite a few loopholes.

29 november

29 nov

Through the Black Glass

7

Blind Russian teen marries a Russian oligarch whom she never met, in this sombre tale of patriarchy.

28 november

28 nov

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The Coldest Game

4

Russians and Americans battle on the chessboard at the height of the Cold War, in this extremely formulaic political thriller from Poland.

28 november

28 nov

Lost Lotus

8

He reveals that the teachings of Buddhism can be easily subverted for very mundane and unholy purposes. Religious hypocrisy can be a powerful manipulation tool.

27 november

27 nov

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The Flying Circus

7

Four Kosovan actors cross the border illegally in order to perform at a theatre festival in neighbouring Albania, in this simple and captivating comedy about artistic resilience and foolishness.

27 november

27 nov

When the Moon Was Full

7

An unbelievable yet true story. A typical case of reality surpassing fiction.

26 november

26 nov

Volume Morto

4

Dead Volume would work as a theatre play, with just one setting and four characters.

26 november

26 nov

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Man from Beirut

4

It feels a little random and unimaginative. Plus the violence in the very last sequence is excessive and gratuitous. All in all, a misfire.

25 november

25 nov

In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand

6

Two Greek friends in search of an elusive porn star from the 1990s embark on a dazzling journey peppered with imagination, allegory and copious filmic ruses.

25 november

25 nov

Kontora

7

Japanese film built upon highly abstract allegorical devices is a profound meditation on family relations and the wounds of war.

25 november

25 nov

Golden Voices

10

Golden Voices has some ingredients an old-age romcom, yet it’s never mawkish and implausible. In fact, it’s perfectly relatable and credible – whatever your age, religion and nationality.

24 november

24 nov

Girl with No Mouth

6

The Girl with no mouth is indeed constructed as a children’s movie. The Manichæan battle of good versus bad, with a very simplified plot. The didactic message of tolerance and diversity. A child’s adventure: pirate clothes, slingshots and swords. And as such it’s more likely to rivet and enthral little human beings. Those under 12 years of age will likely holler as our four juvenile heroes contend with the malevolent adul...

24 november

24 nov

Coming Home Again

10

Son abandons his job and career in order to take care of terminally ill mother, in extremely powerful and intimate meditation on family values and death.

24 november

24 nov

Gutterbee

5

Xenophobia, homophobia and intolerance prevail in a tiny American town, in this prolonged satire of national identity.

23 november

23 nov

Muscle

6

Craig Fairbrass stars as a highly manipulative personal trainer, in this standard British thriller set in Newcastle.

22 november

22 nov

Malpaso

8

Black and albino twins have to fend for themselves in a profoundly violent and impoverished society unable to understand the pigmental condition, in this impressive Dominican movie.

22 november

22 nov

Fiela's Child

6

A white child is adopted by a black family in 19th century South African, in this charming parable of racial segregation.

22 november

22 nov

Drowsy City

10

Vietnamese film bursting with originality and audacity utilises chickens as a surrogate for human pain and vulnerability.

22 november

22 nov

Marionette

6

Mexican thespian uses his dramatic skills in order to help fake beggars to extort people on the streets of Mexico City, in this very unusual tribute to the art of acting.

21 november

21 nov

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Gipsy Queen

7

Roma immigrant has to fight for her and her family's survival in Germany in both physical and metaphorical ways, in this psychological drama with a punch of political commentar.

21 november

21 nov

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The Report

7

Cinematographically, this is a very conventional mixture of political thriller and courtroom drama. It feels soporifically long at 118 minutes.

8 november

8 nov

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Greener Grass

7

Absurdist comedy mocks suburban life in the US, and the outcome is mostly cringeworthy.

5 november

5 nov

Tales from the Lodge

2

British blend of black comedy and slasher with flavours of other horror subgenres is both unsavoury and indigestible.

24 october

24 oct

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