Rob

Opinionator

An official Roobla opinionator since February 27, 2011

Film Review

Holy Motors (2012)

Monsieur Oscar is an actor with lots of roles. He’s ferried from place to place by limosuine, creating horrific and beautiful moments as he goes.

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Manborg (2011)

Made on a tight budget, Manborg will appeal to cult sci-fi junkies with a hankering for the VHS nasties of the early 80’s.

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Chained (2012)

Chained rises above the usual crop of awful horror to offer something more intellectually stimulating and heartfelt.

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Gangster Squad (2013)

Mickey Cohen’s reign as king of the underworld is assailed upon by an elite team of no-nonsense cops in Gangster Squad, a movie that under-performs.

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Hors Satan (2012)

Hors Satan, Bruno Dumont’s latest, is as sparse and uncompromising as ever, and is probably Dumont’s best film.

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Lorna’s Silence (2008)

Lorna’s sham marriage to Claudy is getting in the way of her dreams of owning a snack bar. The film is a fraught drama that stays inscrutable till the end.

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L’Enfant (2005)

The fourth film in the official Dardenne brothers fiction canon occasionally veers into melodrama, but strong performances keep it steady (for the most part).

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The Son (2002)

The Dardennes brothers’ The Son is a surprising story with perfect pacing and acting. Stunning.

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Tangent Review

Gangster Squad (Paul Lieberman)

1940s LA fetishism writ large against scenes of carnage and wise-cracks. Unfortunately Paul Lieberman’s Gangster Squad isn’t as good as it sounds.

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Rosetta (1999)

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s Rosetta is brutal, hard going, but brilliant.

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La Promesse (1996)

La Promesse is compelling and features some great naturalistic performances.

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