Recent acquisitions

These are the recent acquisitions in Denmark, Poland and online.

I watched Ex Machina and The Social Network before, and to be honest I have not been overly impressed with neither of the works. However, I would like to watch them again.

I was truly impressed with Troell's Everlasting Moments. It is such a great and warm film with a beautiful cinematography. It is a great analysis of one woman's hardship and coping with her difficult and egoistical husband. While watching this wonderful film, the viewer is sent back in time, to Sweden of 1907 and has a chance to experience the life and habits just before the modern times. This if film is not only a historical and ethnographic lesson, but a tremendous introduction to the life of the real woman, Maria Larsson, who despite her difficult life, found the light in black and white colors of photography.

I am looking forward to watch Malick's Knight of Cups, Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, Kurzel's Macbeth and Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me.



This guy from Whit Stillman's Barcelona asks the question we all others ask ourselves every time we look into that diabolical rectangle. Well more precisely, when we look at our own pictures.


Episode 5: The Fountain/Eternal Love

In the fifth episode of Film Magistery the subject is eternal love. As the reference is used Darren Aronofsky's beautifully shot film The Fountain (2006). Is love truly eternal, and is it the hidden knowledge just beyond our perception and physical reality?

Death Is The Road To Awe

While we're waiting for the next episode of Film Magistery let's listen to the great song from Darren Aronofsky's film The Fountain.

The Best Horror Films in 2016

I really like watching horror films, but unfortunately it is one of the film genres that are really, really hard to master and thus make a good film. However, 2016 was a quite good year for the poor genre. These are the horror films from the previous year I enjoyed the most.

  1. The Witch 9/10
  2. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House - 9/10
  3. The Girl With All the Gifts - 7/10
  4. Under the Shadow - 7/10
  5. I am Not a Serial Killer - 6/10
  6. The Neon Demon - 5/10

The_Witch The Witch (2016), directed by Robert Eggers.

The Witch
The eerie music, the atmospheric feel and the mystique. Everything works almost perfectly here: the sublime cinematography, the gorgeous production design, the cast and the mesmerizing mise-en-scene. It is so hard to witness the plot on screen, and it's a gut-wrenching experience to watch this marvelous film, but you want to watch every second and every detail of it.

The Witch has set a hole new standard for the horror genre. No, this is not a horror film. It is not a thriller nor a supernatural…