Vadim has written 1 review for films rated ★★★★ during 2017.

  • Stranger in Paradise

    Stranger in Paradise

    ★★★★

    "A zippy montage prologue establishes an effective analogy between the refugee crisis and nothing less than the entire history of evolution and global dispersion of human life. Then we’re placed in a classroom for three labeled acts with one European instructor (Valentijn Dhaenens, scripted actor) vs. a room full of (non-actor, non-scripted) migrants in bruisingly direct sessions. 'You are not welcome,' he says unambiguously. 'We don’t want you here.' As soon as those words dropped, I thought of Malcolm X:…