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  • Death Wish

    Death Wish

    I find myself in a predicament with this picture. I am not entirely sure what's Winner intended message is, what does he attempt to get through? If Death Wish tries to say anything at all, for all I know this might be just another run-of-the-mill Exploitation film. Another picture on the hellscape New York of the 70's and 80's, perhaps its most damming and anti-poor; a fascistic dream.

    But what does it try to convey? In one hand it seems to…

  • The Informer

    The Informer

    ★★★★

    The first ten minutes of the film are a masterclass in setting the stakes and presenting the plot, without a need of dialogue. Ford was a genius who had envisioned and cut already everything before he made the camera run. It isn't just the Fordian compositions, it's the understanding of light and shadow, an expressionistic gateway to the degrading psychology of Gypo Nolan. From Stroheim to Sternberg to Ford to Welles, the American cinema masters of the power of composition…

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  • Still Processing

    Still Processing

    ★★★★★

    A kaleidoscopic insight on life, the past, memory and grief.

    Full of beauty and the anguish that comes with remembrance, specially of those memories that lie buried deep in oneself. Sophy's proven with all her previous films to be an incredible humanist, to have tact and delicacy, as the likes of Renoir and Rossellini. But in Still Processing, Sophy reaches a formal zenith as she crafts a work of absolute beauty and intimacy, where image, sound and music all go in harmony. Creating an experience that will be ingrained in one's memory for a while, perhaps even, for a lifetime.

  • The Happening

    The Happening

    ★★★★½

    "Te echo muchísimo de menos (...) Hasta entonces pues, te tengo aquí, en la palma de mi mano"  - "I miss you dearly (...) Until then, I'll have you here, at the palm of my hand"

    This movie brought me to mind a sequence from Rossellini's Paisà , which it's contrarian in its form to this movie, the segment in Firenze specifically remained to me as an epitome on the capture of distance on film. Of course, the distance in…