Alina Yakubova

Alina Yakubova

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  • Twelve Monkeys

    ★★★★★

  • Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★★½

  • Hot Summer Nights

    ★½

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  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful, dystopian, romantic, heart-breaking, hope-destroying, hope-reinstating, intelligent yet accessible to all.
    A separate thank you to Brad Pit for his mental-asylum-patient-who-isn't-exactly-ill impersonation. And for the mooning!

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    Apart from a few small plot sillinesses, this movie is stunning. Visually, philosophically, screenwritingly stunning. I won't be going into the plot of it all, but perhaps this movie is a parable? There are two male archetypes and one of femininity at large which is cute on the outside and stabby on the inside, as it should be because the only way out of this male-dominated world is through its demise.
    There are moments of humorous brilliance that somehow always…

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  • Twilight Portrait

    Twilight Portrait

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I just finished viewing this film, and I don't know which way is up.
    As a former Soviet, I am familiar with the culture that, even 30 years after the fall of the USSR, still has the same outrageous amount of corruption, routine daily horror, lack of basic conveniences, and the utter lack of empathy or compassion towards any stranger even from those who are paid to be in service to the citizens.
    With that in the background, we embark…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As long as capitalism is alive, this film will be relevant. The extent to which our consumerism is part of our identity evades us, but when you watch this film and cringe at the living arrangements on Paper Street, this is when you should stop and check your consumerism scores. They are through the roof.

    Some say that this film isn't for the modern times, yet I can't find any other film that is any more untimely that this one.…