smorel has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • The Pianist

    The Pianist

    ★★★★½

    I forgot how commited Brody was for this role.

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★½

    The movie's so gorgeous it makes you forget the ridiculous journey Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) makes through the first part of the film.

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    Kramer vs. Kramer

    ★★★★½

    I've always loved this movie poster, what a great piece of publicity.

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★½

    Wasn't expecting it to be so good. Its plot and soundtrack are amazing, what a fantastic film.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    Please, Disney, give us a Coma-Doof Warrior (aka The Guitarist) origin story!!! Come on, feed us!!! Only you can make it, only you know how to make reboots so well!!!

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful... only Scorsese can make a compelling epic film, where spectators get so involved with the plot and cast that they forget the passage of time. A huge highlight from his career and for De Niro, Pacino and Pesci.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    The multiple layers among this film are beautifully held together throughout its thrilling plot. Who knew Cannes could have fun once in a while!

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ★★★★½

    This film's best accomplishment is creating a terrifying worldview where language is constrained to its most fundamental and transactional purposes. Every dialogue exchange replicates despair and isolation. Nearly flawless and even better with subsequent views.

  • Amores Perros

    Amores Perros

    ★★★★½

    "... porque también somos lo que hemos perdido..."