Posted by: Vasco | December 29, 2012

2012 in Film Review: Part One


Ten. Unordered.

A Teia de Gelo, Nicolau Breyner Absolutely dreadful, it tried and failed to be a commercial action thriller (à la Americana) with a supernatural touch.

The Amazing Spider-Man, Marc Webb
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Silent Hill: Revelation, Michael J. Bassett 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
Assim Assim, Sérgio Graciano


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Bill Condon – Incessant repetition of the same motif, deeply… boring stuff. I haven’t seen Part 1 but my little niece dragged me to see this one, I guess she doesn’t like me.

The Avengers, Joss Whedon – It’s not even a film, just a banal marketing product. A lot of noise, zero cinema.
ps: I like noise, when done well.

Sueño y silencio, Jaime Rosales – Fabulous and very evocative B&W photography atrophied by the film’s emotional silence.

The Hunger Games, Gary Ross – A huge pile of teen poop.
Formulaic recipe, maximum simplification (despite its “interesting” socio-political subcontext) and absent mise-en-scène. Ross’ aesthetic approach is disconcerting, especially in the overuse of his epileptic camera, it looks austere but add nothing… except repellence.
The hordes of teens that believe the Twilight saga or Ron and Hermione’s kiss in Harry Potter are the supreme exponents of cinematic romanticism, will certainly love this movie.
Jennifer Lawrence is a good actress, though.





  1. I really hated Sueño y silencio. And of course I’m with you on The Avengers, and Spider-man, dreadful.
    I thought Wallflower had its moments, however.

  2. The end credits, great moment.

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