Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994): Drama / Horror

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An epic vampire chronicle, from the moment he turned to the moment he found salvation.

I would dare to say the best, atmospheric, captivating vampire film ever made. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Dazzling Cinematography. Oscar nominating Art Direction-Set Decoration and Original Score. A Kirsten Dunst to give you the chills. 22 wins and 25 nominations well earned. A Neil Jordan masterpiece.

Imagine a human being finding eternity. What would they do? How would they spend their time? What human values would they keep and what human values would they discard? “Interview with the Vampire” sees and justifies eternity through a creature of a night that, legend has it, it outlives us all. Louis and Lestat stand for the bright and dark side of what we call the “soul”. Choose a side, travel around the world, and be guided through the centuries. Debunk the myths, explore philosophical questions, find God if you can, and look for the meaning of life – if there is any.

In a fictitious world, evil, non-human beings exist and live forever, wondering through perpetuity, neither knowing nor caring about racism or homosexuality. In our real world, us, the distinguishably separated from the animals, humans, with our very short given time on this Earth, why can’t we do the same?

The film is dedicated to the late River Phoenix.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018): Action / Adventure / Thriller

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There are priceless moments in one’s life where a plate of ravioli, a glass of Sangiovese, and neorealist cinematic masterpieces by Vittorio De Sica and Luchino Visconti mean the world.

This isn’t one of them moments. After watching “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, I read some mixed reviews which got me thinking… What the actual f@!# is wrong with some people?! Well, it’s a long list and it’s beside the point. Is it a classic film? No. Will one encounter Shakespearean acting? Nope. In a¬†production wrapped in 161 shooting days, let me shed some light on what you’ll encounter:

  • Phenomenal action by water, land, and air with every possible vehicle available.
  • Dynamic hand-to-hand combats.
  • Tom Cruise doing all of his stunts himself and all actors delivering stupendous performances.
  • Rebecca Ferguson being as jaw-dropping as always.
  • Twists and turns with everyone switching sides.
  • Amazingly unnoticeable VFX.

Trust that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise have collaborated on 9 films together. It is a duo that works and gets results. Tom Cruise characterized it as an epic personal tale with enormous emotional stakes for the characters.

So, it’s one of them moments…