Emilia has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2020.

  • Tenet


    I am such a big fan of Inception. I was probably hoping for an Inception part two. But this was far from it.

    In the film the world has two parallel timelines, one going forwards and one going backwards. There is a complicated logic behind it but explaining it or trying to understand it in depth becomes pretty boring so I won't do it.

    It's nice to see an African American in the lead role of such a big block-buster.…

  • Don't Tempt Me

    Don't Tempt Me

    Agents from both heaven (Victoria Abril) and hell (Penelope Cruz) are trying to win over the soul of a boxer named Manny in this weird multilingual film from 2001.

    The whole story is quite surreal but the decor and the execution remain unimaginative and the story proceeds erratically. I think this counts above all as a comedy, but not many sequences are that funny. Abril and Cruz are great, and it's funny to also see other famous actors like Gael…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    This film from 1975 was the Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini's final work before his brutal assassination. I'm just wondering if the film had anything to do with that.

    Salò is even by modern standards sadistic and shocking. In four acts, it shows how four dictator-like characters capture young (underaged) men and women as sex-slaves, and assault, torture and abuse them until they break.

    I understand that in its days, the film was breaking many taboos and changing views on…

  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    A very average and almost boring movie on the life and sentencing of Ted Bundy. I didn't find any new angle on the story here. Everything in it was forgettable. Except for the title. Which, by the way, didn't really match the ensemble.

    Actually it wasn't ALL bad. I liked the casting. There were many nice suprises like Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan (those eyes!!), John Malkovich, Jim Parsons (can't shake the thought that I'm watching Sheldon though).... even though they…