Cinema Excelsior

Cinema Excelsior

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The Eye of Cinema.

Promising Not-So-Young Filmmaker🎬

Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Blade Runner
  • Cléo from 5 to 7

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  • Eternals

    ★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

  • Mass

    ★★★★★

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Bigger, larger, greater. If you thought having such a massive budget for Blade Runner 2049 was risky, wait until you see this semi-blockbuster, semi-auteuristic gargantuan adventure. Denis Villeneuve, quite literally, spared no expense and the result will daze to their core those who appreciate heavy world building.

    I found it even provocative how such a gigantic film with a packed cinema on opening night dared to slacken the pace considerably to explore the protagonist’s dreamy psyche. It goes without saying…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    WHAT A DREAM. What a dream of a film.

    It's past midnight, so it's officially Christmas, and I'm self-isolated in my bedroom due to a close contact with a positive case of COVID-19. I haven't had a chance to have dinner with my family, nor barely see them throughout the day, yet I don't feel alone.

    That's the thing about Carol. It is a deeply intimate film that still feels larger than life, and in between, is where I find…

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★½

    Give me Chloé Zhao entirely, or don't give me her at all.

    I manage my expectations better when someone as bland as Joss Whedon is set to direct. But, Marvel my dear, if you are feeding me Zhao, I really do want to see a different narrative that feels refreshing at this point. Some spectacular cinematography and production design won't do it.

    Rewatchability based on ensemble hotness is pretty high, though.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    A slow, sturdy and complex character study that explores toxic masculinity with incredibly sharp visual language. The characters seem to blend with that extraordinary rural landscape while moving at the rhythm of Jonny Greenwood's unrhythmical strings.

    Even if the film takes its time to take off, after those first 20 long minutes, I felt completely enthralled by the confrontations and emotional violence the film portrays. Benedict Cumberbatch gives the performance of a lifetime, capable of inflicting awful pain and seem…

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    I'm to be 26 this year, and still wondering what the hell I should do with my life. I'd love to do something related to filmmaking, but sometimes I wonder if that's even feasible. Should I stop messing around and be an English teacher? Cause somehow I ended up studying that in college. I like writing as well, but talent to do so doesn't like me back, so... I'm still wondering what the hell I should do with my life.…

  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    ★★★★★

    I promised myself I would never, ever, not under any condition, not in any way, not ever be that person, but

    After all this time? ALWAYS.