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  • Me and My Gal

    ★★★★★

  • Lucky Star

    ★★★★★

  • Escape From Alcatraz

    ★★★★★

  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    ★★★★★

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  • Me and My Gal

    Me and My Gal

    ★★★★★

    In the wake and within the spirit of such films as Ernst Lubitsch's Love Parade and The Smiling Lieutenant, King Vidor's Street Scene, Henry King's Over the Hill, or Howard Hawks' Scarface and Tiger Shark, all of them made between 1929 and 1932, in the transition from silent pictures to talkies and with the train of life hitting microphones and lenses unbridled or unfiltered, so did Albert Edward (then renamed "Raoul") Walsh threw himself without fear to words and sounds,…

  • Lucky Star

    Lucky Star

    ★★★★★

    "(...) in Lucky Star, I remember, because he falls down a lot, so a lot of it has to do with the ground. Again... you know, the ground or the floor is a basic fact of our existence, we have to have a ground to stand on. But in Borzage's film the floor becomes unusually significant, because it's important that he falls on the floor, it's important that he gets up. And the camera angles of Borzage, and the camera…

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  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★

    We should praise a film that seems to have emerged very quietly between discussions about Netflix, theatre screenings, super heroes and the old school, from the same James Mangold who matched Stallone to De Niro and Harvey Keitel in 1997 and this year seems to have compressed and cleared up all these matters.

    The metaphor some people saw intersects every field, not just cinema, since it's a project with the intelligence to describe a venture and an adventure since its…

  • Canyon Passage

    Canyon Passage

    ★★★★★

    "In Canyon Passage there is everything: love, friendship, music, dreams, luck, chance, money, character, destiny... Carácter e destino."

    Chris Fujiwara, here.