Thursday, 5 December 2019

Review de teatru: Nunzio @Cuibul Artistilor (Bucuresti)



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Ultima oara am scris in Martie 2019 despre Cuibul Artistilor - piesa "UAU".

Intre timp, am mai vazut (dar nu am scris, aparent, lazy me!): "Arta", "Treapta a noua" si "Dumnezeu de a doua zi".

Mi-am amintit de ei si am fost din nou - piesa de teatru:


Nunzio


Interesanta povestea.
Drama - suferinta & durere in stil european, clasic, cu mici glume pe parcurs.
Dorinta lor e sa creasca si awareness-ul despre autism, au cautat si challenge-ul de a realiza un proiect mai delicat ca acesta etc. - le-a iesit bine.

Foarte bine jucat.
Ca intotdeauna, imi place ca se simte ca pun suflet, isi dau silinta, transmit mesajul etc.

Mi-a placut... dar problema mea e ca nu prea diger eu bine dramele, nu prea am apetit pentru drame pana la capat, fara happy end, in stilul european :) - daca facem abstractie de mine, atunci clar piesa merita, atat pentru poveste, cat mai ales pentru jocul actoricesc.

S-a jucat in sala noua - au renovat frumos, singuri, bravo! Foarte buna ideea de a purta cipici de plastic, ca sa se pastreze curatenia mai mult timp!

Pret: donatia recomandata este de 30 ron.


Concluzii


Drama, jucata foarte bine. Merita - si merita foarte tare mai ales pentru cine are apetit pentru drame.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Movie review: Joker (2019)



[Post published by Liviu, on Liviu's [Personal] Blog]

Nota bene: for other movie reviews, click for the dedicated page with movie reviews.


Joker (2019)

[IMDB; en.wikipedia]



Most reviews...
  1. praise the movie,
  2. consider it really good with respect to everything,
  3. agree that it may at least earn some nominations at the Academy Awards if not win some etc.
At first glance, it all seems correct.


...but, if you let the story/movie digest in the back of your head for a couple of days, you might conclude (as I have) that:
  1. The story (and the whole movie) actually is artificial and superficial in its stubborn attempt to be deep.
    Seems deep, but it's actually chaotic.
  2. Seems so European by the way it constantly bullies (i.e. psychically tortures) the main character.
  3. They constantly hesitate at taking sides and pointing fingers... or at least are very ambiguous about it... or maybe I just haven't paid enough attention to all details?... I'm still not sure whether the Joker has been 100% mentally ill, or it's been his mother's fault, or Thomas Wayne has mistreated Joker's mother...
I do have the taste for good drama, be sure about that! :) It's just this one has touched me less than it has touched most reviewers.


The violence in the movie is ok. I agree with the "R-rating", but to be honest there's nothing special about it, nothing that may require debate - the whole discussion on this topic I suspect to be well done marketing to attract people to the cinema...


The cinema experience is a must. TV cannot possibly capture the whole experience the movie delivers at the cinema.


Conclusions


Joker (2019) is a good watch to most people, but not so much to me.