Hello, there! I’m dos Santos, and this is Ulven Reviews, with Movies and series from all over the world and all eras. My computer was overheating last week, so I had no option but to take it to the PC hospital (PC meaning personal computer, not politically correct). So I couldn’t do shit until it was all fixed up and back to me.
That’s why there was no video last week, and this week will be a little different. Let’s talk about some of the things I’ve been watching lately (from last half of November on). I might review them in the future or not. Comment below if any of the titles interest you.
Let’s start with the documentaries or docuseries. First, I watched The Square (2013’s Al midan, not the 2017’s comedy) about the popular revolution that overthrew Dictator Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and what happened after that.
I liked it a lot, so I watched another documentary in a similar vein: Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (2015’s), about the protests against President Viktor Yanukovych, a puppet of the Russians.
I liked it also, but ultimately, The Square was more remarkable to me. Maybe I identified myself more with Egyptians than with Ukrainians.
Finally, the one I am currently watching. The Last Dance a 2020 mini-series about Chicago Bulls six NBA titles in the 90s. I’m half-way through, but so far, so good.
Now, let’s jump to the series. I only watched two in this period, a total of three seasons, and both of them from India: first, Sacred Games and then, Delhi Crime.
The first is a two seasons fiction. It tells the past of a criminal and how it connects with the present life of a Mumbai cop. It’s more than amazing, and it’s a clear 10 to me.
The second is also great, telling the true story of the police search of six men who brutally gang-raped a young woman on a moving bus in 2012. It’s only one season long and really worth your time.
Let’s end it with the movies. It’s a slightly longer list, and I’ll mention them from worst to the best. Beginning with the worst I saw in the period, Rebirth from 2016. The film is about a nice guy with a traditional life going to a cult-like event of self-discovery. It’s a waste of a very decent cast.
The second worst, 2019’s The Silence of the Marsh. A Spanish film about a writer of crime novels that mix with reality. A complete disappointment but not as awful as Rebirth.
Coming up next, another Spanish one: When the Angels Sleep from 2018. A sleepy executive in a hurry run over a teenager and shit. It was perfectly summarized by a user review on IMDb: “Such a parade of dumb decisions can only occur when deliberately written into a script.”.
The Package from 2018 is a dumb comedy about a group of teenagers going camping, and their heavy drinking leads to an awful accident. I liked it, it’s a comedy that doesn’t take itself seriously, and it’s nice enough to pass some time.
The Voices from 2014 is a dark comedy that tells the story of an awkward man (played by Ryan Reynolds) who talks with his cat and dog while spinning into further madness. It’s funny, disturbing, and had a great cast. It’s a time well spent.
Lastly, the best movie I watched in this period: His House from 2020. The horror movie accompanies a couple of refugees from South Sudan trying to find asylum in England. It’s peculiar, symbolic, and really well made it was my favorite of the bunch. If you still didn’t watch it, I suggest you give it a go.
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