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  • Crash
  • Unbreakable
  • Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?
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  • Cure

    ★★★★½

  • Zola

    ★★

  • Transit

    ★★★½

  • Stranger by the Lake

    ★★★

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  • Caro diario

    Caro diario

    ★★★★★

    An act of self-love extrapolated to a love for all things lived. The most realized version of Moretti's project, as he writes with his camera a cinematic diary that is comprised of pure personal gestures given resonance by their public exposure. Its brilliance is laid in the first chapter, which serves to encapsulate the two that will proceed. Initially living freely, exploring places and the history they conceal. But confronting that history is also confronting mortality, reason why it closes…

  • Shoah

    Shoah

    ★★★★★

    History rejected of its studied disconnection, its impersonal abstraction. History as a permanent, ever-shaping ghost that lingers on the people, on the objects, on the buildings, and on the landscape. It gives a face to the figures and statistics, identifies them, and permits room for expression of how this historical event so trivialized interpellates personally the most humble of people. There isn’t a history, but a multiplicity of histories interpreted and directly experienced in different forms. It is a massive…

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  • Phoenix

    Phoenix

    ★★★★

    If there's something to admire in Petzold's modes, it is not a subtlety in his speech as he lacks interest in any form of obfuscation; but the clarity of his articulating of ideas in the homogeneity of the dissertation. Tracing a semiotic web in which all signifiers are focused in one same direction and find unity between the philosophical reflection, the interpersonal pathos, and the political introspection. The allusions to the aesthetics of the noir. The nightclub showings. The immediate…

  • Monkey Business

    Monkey Business

    ★★★★

    All it takes is a mammal to end with manners and bring out the primitive impulses within all of us that we try to hide through appearances of intelligence and sophisticated attitude. The chaotic youthfulness locked in our consciousness. What we consider but don't enact due to the psychological agent that grows with age that mediates our contact with the world; to fit in with the accepted social constructions of behavior. A return to childhood to bring back the pure…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★½

    Inevitable spoilers will be present in this piece of writings, so read with precaution.

    I’m Thinking of Ending Things starts with some promising concepts. The brief line in the introduction sequence that states the impossibility of falsifying what goes through your head being one that stands out for me, since it conditions some of the choices that Kaufman then applies for the next sequences. In its use of narration, I am recalled of how last year Ad Astra used internal…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) is the peak cinematic experience of the franchise and you can't stop me from thinking it.
    Now a 4000 words long essay on why is a masterpiece.

    Star Wars has always dealt with duality and binaries as forces in never-ending struggles that complement each other in their nature, as they are what gives the universe a unity. The thing is that the original trilogy, the “foundation” for this property, confronted…