Movie Reviews

Every once in a very long while, I actually post a full fledged movie review. Weekly, I post roundups of what I’ve seen. Even more frequently, check Instagram for quotes a quick-reviews. Read, discuss and, hopefully, find something you enjoy.

Taximetriști (2023)

It was an eventful few months for fans of Romanian movies, with a bunch of releases that proved varied not only in genre, but also in quality. Taximetriști falls plum in the middle quality-wise, B.T. Olteanu’s movie surprising in its serious tone – I admit, the trailer misled me to believe this will be a…

Capra cu trei iezi (2022)

This has to be the first Romanian (folk) horror movie I’ve ever seen and I’m glad to say that it stands as an equal to modern horror movies all around. Victor Canache has taken Ion Creangă’s fable and turned it into a haunting tale of family, solitude and pure evil. But like the best of…

Aftersun (2022): holding memories in film

Yoanna was blessed to be at the Berlin premiere of one of this year’s most captivating stories – Aftersun (2022), a movie by Charlotte Wells. Her thoughts on it are here for all of you to read and sensitively articulated to make me jealous.

Heikos Welt (2021)

This was one of those rare occurrences of going into the cinema and just watching a movie you know nothing about and that movie actually proving to be a heck of a ride. Heikos Welt is a very enjoyable story with low stakes and bubbly rewards, that deserves more word of mouth – and some…

R.M.N. (2022)

It’s been half a decade since Cristian Mungiu’s previous film, the excellent Bacalaureat/Graduation, and there’s a bit of its thematic DNA in his most recent work. The movie goes beyond that though by exploring a real event which left its mark on Romanian society a few years ago, an event littered with prejudice and xenophobia.…

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