Knives Out (2019)

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery   “The complexity and the gray lie not in the truth, but what you do with the truth one you have it.”   Similar to an Agatha Christie’s novel, Knives Out, puts you in the middle of the action as a detective, who’s trying to solve the crime of a very Read more…

F is for Family – Season 1 (2015)

Creator: Bill Burr Director: Benjamin Marsaud, Laurent Nicolas, Dan Sumich Starring: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Haley Reinhart, Sam Rockwell Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama   Back to the 1970s when life was different. I like this TV show so much because it presents a family story set in that glorious period, when “dads were kings” when children had no phone, no internet, they just played outside with their friends. It reminded me Read more…

Dark – Season 2 (2019)

Creator: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese Director: Baran bo Odar Starring: Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari, Karoline Eichhorn, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne, Oliver Masucci, Deborah Kaufmann, Stephan Kampwirth, Andreas Pietschmann, Moritz Jahn, Paul Lux, Gina Stiebitz, Mark Waschke Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery   “The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end” (Der Anfang ist das Ende und das Ende ist der Anfang)   Today appeared the 3rd season of Dark. I didn’t watch Read more…

Dark – Season 1 (2017)

Creator: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese Director: Baran bo Odar Starring: Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari, Karoline Eichhorn, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne, Oliver Masucci, Deborah Kaufmann, Stephan Kampwirth, Andreas Pietschmann, Moritz Jahn, Paul Lux, Gina Stiebitz, Mark Waschke Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery   “The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end” (Der Anfang ist das Ende und das Ende ist der Anfang)   Tomorrow will appear the 3rd season of Dark, one of Read more…

1st Academy Awards – The Beginning of the Most Famous Cinema Awards

“I found that the best way to handle filmmakers was to hang medals all over them… If I got them cups and awards, they’d kill them to produce what I wanted. That’s why the Academy Award was created.” – Louis B. Mayer   It all began in 1927, when Louis B. Mayer, the co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), established the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He wanted to unite all 5 branches Read more…

A Short Introduction

First of all, I’m glad you want to know more about this beautiful art, about its beginnings. As you, probably, already know, I’ll publish every 2 months an article, which will cover American, French, German, Italian, and Romanian cinema. In this first one, I’ll try to write a short introduction to the cinema in general. I’ll try to make these articles as interesting as I can, because I think you must know your past, to Read more…

WE ARE ONE: A Global Film Festival

In a couple of hours, we will witness something pretty unique for normal people: a film premiere at a Film Festival. Although it is streamed only, there is something that you won’t watch every day. As I said earlier, from May 29 till June 7, you could watch on YouTube animations, short-movies, TV, interviews, and full-length films. It is all for free, but there is a section, where you could donate for WHO (COVID-19 Solidarity Read more…

7th Heaven (1927)

Director: Frank Borzage Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Albert Gran, David Butler, Ben Bard Genre: Drama, Romance   “You mustn’t be afraid. I’m never afraid. Never look down; always look up. I always look up. That’s why I’m a very remarkable fellow.”   I couldn’t imagine there was a better movie than Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans in 1927. But after I watched 7th Heaven I was not so sure anymore. A heartbreaking story Read more…

The Jazz Singer (1927)

Director: Alan Crosland Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland Genre: Drama, Musical   “You taught me that music is the voice of God! It is as honourable to sing in the theatre as in the synagogue!”   This may be one of the most important movies of all time because it brought to the screen something unimaginable for that time… sound. It won an honorary award at the 1st Oscar edition for that achievement. Read more…

Community – Season I (2009)

Creator: Dan Harmon Starring: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase Genre: Comedy   “Oh, my third wife was bi-racial!” – Pierce (doesn’t know to make jokes)   This great original TV show appeared on Netflix a couple of weeks ago and is more interesting than you think. I didn’t want to write a review of this production, but last night I watched two of Read more…