This translator was pleasantly surprised that Les Traducteurs, in addition to being an expertly crafted thriller, is faithful to our profession.
Month: January 2020
Jojo Rabbit (2020) – Movie Review
Jojo Rabbit is good fun, and worth a watch, with a few well-placed gags that will stay with me, even if it does not achieve its potential as satire.
Underwater (2020) – Movie Review
Underwater is a lean, relentless horror-thriller that barges into the screen, does its job and then barges right out again.
Consequences (Posledice) (2018) – Movie Review
Consequences is a rough experience in a ruthless environment, but its regard is clear-eyed and energetic. It is a tale of survival in a violent, hypermasculine world.
The Souvenir (2019) – Movie Review
The Souvenir is a different kind of love story: a look at a toxic relationship, how they happen, and why people stay in them despite a million obvious reasons not to.
The Farewell (2019) – Movie Review
Here’s a story about being foreign, especially about being foreign in your own family. The Farewell is a sharp but grounded observant of the family dynamics in the face of tragedy.
1917 (2019) – Movie Review
What elevates 1917, to me, is that in the middle of all the action, it is a touchingly human film.
Her Smell (2019) – Movie Review
Her Smell left me completely exhausted and more than a little dazed, but Elisabeth Moss’ work in this film is colossal.
Hustlers (2019) – Movie Review
Part thriller, part drama, part comedy, Hustlers is an exhilarating ode to powerful, sharp, and, yes, ruthless women who blaze their way through a landscape that only sees them as objects to lust after and then discard.
The Truth (2019) – Movie Review
Although the character of the arrogant, self-centered movie star is a worn archetype, the mother-daugher relationship in The Truth does not feel like a cliché.