The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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There's an awful fascination to this bleak movie from Bulgarian writer-directors Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva, whose feature debut has something of the deadpan drear and social satire of the new Romanian cinema.
The kinetic yet poker-faced filmmaking renders the narrative turns especially jolting.
The talented Margita Gosheva grippingly plays an assertive, hardworking, honest heroine, but that's all she'll do here. Following her static, white-knuckled strain is compelling but not exactly a delight.
It's akin to watching someone get their knuckles cracked by a ruler, over and over again.
The script's mordant humor only makes Nade's situation feel more bleak.
A precisely paced, nightmarish thriller.
The film is a criticism of the system, exploitation, corruption and usury. [Full review in Spanish]
The feature debut of the Bulgarian directors, Grozeva and Valchanov, is heir to the best Italian post-neorealism. [Full review in Spanish]
A film with a coherent audiovisual appearance but abuses of the "the world is horrible" card. [Full review in Spanish]
The problem with this film is that the directors focus so much on the protagonist submitting her to the closest thing to an ordeal, pushing the film to an absurd critic about capitalism and bureaucracy. [Full review in Spanish]
Gosheva dominates the screen, her expressive face leading us through a minefield of conflicting emotions toward battle-hardened resolve.
The suspense is superbly maintained as the excellent Gosheva struggles to stay on her pedestal.
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