…I want magic” – probably the most famous sentence from the movie ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and its best summary. Elia Kazan’s movie (just like Tennessee Williams’s book) seems to be both – realistic and magical; oppressive and overwhelming,...
Nicolas Cage in a jacket from a snake’s skin signs a love song for Laura Dern. He does it on the roof of a red car in a huge, even monstrous, traffic. Can imagine a better quintessence of 90s?...
Which job would be great if it wasn’t for the customers? Kevin Smith’s movie is about two convenience clerks, but – in a broader sense – it’s a universal story of all people who have to deal with the...
Humbert (James Mason), a British Professor of French literature, marries his landlady to take advantage of her 14-year-old, flirtatious daughter, Dolores (Sue Lyon). When Stanley Kubrick turned Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial book “Lolita” into a movie, the world of cinema...
‘A man would have to put his soul at hazard’ – that’s a key-sentence for the whole movie ‘No Country for Old Men’. The Coen brothers are telling the story of dangerous being in the world.  The first monologue...
In ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Wes Anderson is creating a metaphor of the collapse of Europe. What’s important – his creation is more like an eccentric variation than a traditional narrative about the times  between two World Wars. Nevertheless,...
“Mao’s Last Dancer”, directed by Bruce Baresford, is based on professional dancer Li Cunxin's autobiography of the same name.  What’s important, it’s not only a biographical picture, but also a thrilling tale about the totalitarianism and parallel worlds. One...
Albert Camus said once: “And never I have felt so deeply at one and the same time so detached from myself and so present in the world’’. He is at odds with himself. He is disengaged from himself because...
‘Mommy’, directed by Xavier Dolan, is a very cameral movie. It could be described as a psychodrama or – what would be even more adequate – as a horror. Of course – not like Hitchcock’s horror stories, but more...
“Inglourious Basterds” is a bloody, untameable fantasy about Jewish revenge on Nazis. Tarantino proposes an insane story of a troop of Americans of Jewish descent who is planning the assassination of Hitler. The action takes place in Nazi-occupied France… Quentin...

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