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curlysweatyboy

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curlysweatyboy has written 9 posts for The Film Elitist

An Afternoon of French Cinema

The Alliance Francaise de Cebu brings five French films to the local cinemas as they have done for the past years and this time admission is still free. This year, the films are an eclectic mix from comedy, drama and adventure each with different themes and tones. Here are the five films on the playlist: … Continue reading

Scream 4

Scream 4 tries a little bit to hard to reinvent genre which ends up making the movie feel convoluted and contrived, makes this installment seem like a remake of a classic 80’s slasher, average screenplay but what’s surprising amidst all of these negatives is it somehow manages to entertain and give a fair share of … Continue reading

The Hangover Part II

With the same premise, different city, memorable characters and a whole lot of laugh out loud moments but this time raunchier than the original, this film will definitely not disappoint if you are looking for a good time in the cinemas on a weekend. The Hangover was a surprise hit in 2009, it broke box … Continue reading

We Are The Night (Wir Sind Die Nacht)

We Are The Night is a German vampire flick that is faithful to the myth, action-packed, consistent acting but with a couple of significant plot holes that were detrimental to the story it somehow falls short. However it is entertaining and delivers albeit lightweight. The movie centers around Lena (Karoline Herfurth), an amateur thief and … Continue reading

Never Let Me Go

This is one of those instances where in an adaptation of a critically acclaimed book captures the essence of its themes, message and soul and done impeccably that the sting resonates thereafter. Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel is a fusion of philosophy and science fiction but also comments on morality. It is set in the late 90s, … Continue reading

9 Songs

9 songs is one of the most, or not, the most sexually explicit film ever to be introduced mainstream. It’s portrayal of raw sex in different positions and locations among two persons make raunchy seem light and the X rating an understatement. Michael Winterbottom’s envelope pushing documentary follows the love story of Matt, a British … Continue reading

Dead Snow

Think “Cabin Fever” meets “Dawn of the Dead” and throw in some undead greedy Nazis, you have a perfect combination of camp, gore and humor in this one of a kind zombie flick that’s imported all the way from Scandinavia. Dead Snow’s plot might be typical in the standard slasher movie rules but it does … Continue reading

Catfish

The trailer was overhyped and misleading but I think the distributors gotta do what its gotta do to make their film earn. Though it might have attracted and intrigued some viewers, it did not bring justice to the film’s merits. Catfish is a documentary about a man named Yaniv Schulman (Nev for short) who is … Continue reading

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami’s novel seems impossible to be adapted to the big screen because of its non-linear format and its emotionally heavy content. More than twenty years after it was originally published in Japan, a ballsy Vietnamese director, Tran Anh Hung took on the challenge and he reached my expectations. The film is very faithful to … Continue reading