David Marin-Guzman

David Marin-Guzman

Journalist, ex-film critic and long-time movie buff. Avid list maker.

Favorite films

  • The Thin Red Line
  • The Comfort of Strangers
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • The Color of Money

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  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

    ★★★★

  • Monsieur Verdoux

    ★★★★½

  • Together

    ★★★★½

  • Zola

    ★★★★

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  • Together

    Together

    ★★★★½

    Just watched the lockdown/covid movie we’ve been waiting for. Absolutely hilarious (like cry laughing), moving, honest and original. I don’t think I’ve seen this kind of relationship on screen before and it’s utterly refreshing, even as the ongoing pandemic makes it surreal to watch.

  • Il Sorpasso

    Il Sorpasso

    ★★★★½

    One of the most charismatic performances of all time.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★½

    This is a godsend for those of us that love confusing films - both the aesthetic experience of them and their puzzle nature. Even the character development seems to be happening in reverse or out of time. The idea of narrative/drama as what a character knows, what the other knows and what the other knows the character knows is suspended and thrown into disarray. ‘Knowledge is divided, ignorance is our ammunition’. The characters themselves seem split - we’re seeing fragmented…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★½

    The second time was a completely different aesthetic experience (both positive). While before I understood only 60 per cent of what was happening, the moments coming at me, my senses disoriented, now I understood 95 per cent. I was tapped into its way of thinking, understanding without cause and effect (or experiencing cause and effect outside of time, the film's thought happening outside of the film itself). Seeing it with a friend who himself was seeing it for the first…