Vadim has written 1 review for films rated ★★½ during 2016.

  • Neruda

    Neruda

    ★★½

    Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín’s co-writer on The Club, is apparently left to his solo-credited devices and comes up with a suffocating cloud of voiceover that tries to hit some kind of Chandleresque poetic-noir sweet spot and fails repeatedly and intolerably. This approach merges the film’s central meeting of languages - the crime novel-obsessed poet and his policeman persecutor - but is endlessly irritating. Meanwhile, Larraín and DP Sergio Armstrong double down on the visual hazing of The Club, and -…