Your Company

Profile page for Marina Dalarossa on Telescope Film

Profile picture

Marina Dalarossa


About Me

The humanity of the story and characters is striking, thanks to the phenomenal actors and interesting narrative structure. I'm surprised by how much the movie has stuck with me since first watching it—the questions it raises about internal and external freedom are fascinating.
A strange and unique blend of myth and reality that defies genre. The sympathetic characters and steady pacing of the film anchor a story (and a shocking ending) that could have easily left its viewers behind for its absurdity.
The landscape here is harsh and the people gruff, which makes the tentative relationship between the two main characters all the more heartwarming. Though the film lags in some parts, it's rewarding to see the moments of genuine connection that Lyocha and Laura find together, and the sweet ending had me leaving the movie theater happy.
An impressive adaptation considering both the scale of the film and the detail and heft of the novel. The dream/prophetic sequences were especially well-done. The patient set-up of this movie should prove even more rewarding when the second part comes out.
At 72 minutes, Sciamma's latest film is sparse and delicate, but fully realized. Though it could have been gimmicky, the premise turns out to be simple and surprisingly straightforward, with Sciamma putting the focus on mother-daughter relationships above all else, making the film that much more magical and beautiful.
Equal parts moving and hilarious. The absurd humor is exacerbated by the everyday situations of the characters and the deadpan delivery of the actors. It's a treat to watch the central father-daughter relationship develop with all its ups and downs.
A heartfelt comedy that, though a bit cheesy at times, genuinely made me laugh. Some storylines are stronger than others but Herfurth's constellation of characters feels relatable and relevant to contemporary women's issues.
What seems on paper to be a telenovela-esque premise turns out to be a moving meditation on motherhood and family, with yet another superb performance by Penélope Cruz and a lovely score to ground it all. The historical aspect of the film was a surprise at first, but fits into the themes of history and family upon reflection.
Great visual accompaniment to an amazing album, with an interesting (if not very subtle) critique of the music business as well. The story adds a whole nother layer to the highs and lows of Daft Punk's music.
Very impressive production and effects considering this film is close to 100 years old. The characters are rather archetypical and the motifs familiar at this point in time, but the themes of class struggle and industrialization still resonate today.
Verhoeven brings his powers of titillation and spectacle to a 15th-century convent and leaves the audience with unanswered, thought-provoking questions at the end of it all. Charlotte Rampling and Virginie Efira give stand-out performances that anchor the more extreme parts of the storyline with moments of subtlety.
The film's silent "show not tell" style can be read as a sharp indictment of the moral and political apathy surrounding the migrant crisis as Rosi juxtaposes the daily lives of migrants with those of locals.
A touching look into the intersections of class and race in Brazil and their implications on a personal scale. Though Muylaert doesn't exactly provide solutions to the sticky dynamics (how could she?), she captures the complex mixture of discomfort and love, sincerity and prejudice that characterize those relationships with realism and empathy. To me, it's enough to leave audiences pondering the questions themselves.
In his second film, Waititi explores topics that he revisits in later works—family, childhood, the lives of misfits—in low-budget, quirky simplicity. Moving and funny in the matter-of-fact way of children, and thoroughly enjoyable.
The absurdity of the film, interpreted as an allegory for the absurdity of life, strikes me as rather facile. Overall, the story relies on a mixture of tired family dynamics and superficial forays into what feels like fabricated tragedies like addiction, gun violence, and terminal disease.
Beautiful animation with a tragic ending that leaves a bitter aftertaste, in the way of old folktales.
Interesting doc with visuals as cool and creative as the band itself. Hearing the band members recount their stories was a real treat, especially Mo's commentary.
The storybook-style animation is lovely, and the central dynamic between Ernest and Célestine enchanting. Really adorable and fun.