Few shots about the “Shot Caller” (2017)

Prison movies always require an effort. “The Green Mile”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “The Prophet”, “Cool Hand Luke” or “Papillon” are just a few of them to think about. Prison movies often have freedom hiding somewhere in the background. Still, few of them really captured prison psychology as good as legendary HBO series “Oz”. “Oz” was…

Thoughts about “LA LA LAND” (2016)

  When we were growing up, music was an important differential factor. “What are you listening?” was a question everybody asked and based on the answer given by the person you talked to, decision was made if someone is worthy of friendship or, if fate was inclined that way, something more. Sometime during that period,…

Slices of life in “Boyhood” (2014.)

“The cinema is an invention without a future.” Attributed to Louis Lumière, 1895. Cinema is evolving. That’s a fact and there is no need to look for stronger proof of that than “Boyhood”. Inventor of cinema was wrong when he thought that cinema is one-night wonder, that people will soon have enough of moving pictures…

How long can we have “Interstellar” in our heads… ?

I grew up on science fiction. Movies, literature and comics were part of my childhood and sometimes I just stood by the window in the kitchen and watched the stars. Stars were mystical beings, they had names, genders, lovers and enemies… They were something mythological, and above all – they talked. I listened their private…

Will it ever be possible to end “Dirty Wars” (2013.)

“Dirty Wars” is 2014. Oscar nominated documentary feature. “Dirty Wars” is a story about covert operations of American forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen. While wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were (and still are) in the public spotlight, wars in Somalia, Yemen and some other countries are led under the radar with the common…

AFTERMATH OF “PHILOMENA” (2013.)

Ten or so years ago, when I was fifteen or so, my father drove me to “Home for children without an adequate care” in Zagreb, Croatia. Facility was run by Catholic Church which still has a lot of influence there, and 85% of population is pronounced Catholics. I was there not because my parents couldn’t…

RED RIDING: IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1974. (2009.)

IMDB “RED RIDING: IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1974.” is a movie that is on my list for a long time. I like thrillers and suspense, and I like British cinematography. Those two are integral part of “Red Riding: Part 1”. Cast of the film is wonderful, especially Rebeca Hall (ladies first), and two…

BROKEN BLADE, ANIME MOVIE SERIES (2010.-11.)

imdb animenewsnetwork Broken Blade is Japanese anime movie series, made in 2010. I can see where Guillermo del Torro found an inspiration for his 2013. “Pacific Rim”. Action and storytelling, however, are very well made in this movie and as such they surpass del Torro’s movie by far. Rygart Arrow, the main character of the…