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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver


    Right now I got to tell you about the fabulous, most groovy experience of the year:

    74th Venice Film Festival. The man himself, Edgar Wright, was a member of the main jury. Knowing that, I set out immediately to see him, and on my first day (August 30th) I saw him with the rest of the jury members (including Annette Benning and Rebecca Hall). I was stunned, and stood still, with my mouth wide open. I thought it could never…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


    I have been staring at a blank page for the past hour. In my ears, the score of 1982’s Blade Runner by Vangelis keeps on playing the Tears in the Rain track on repeat. In my mind, I do not know what to write. I take a sip of whiskey from my glass, and my thoughts go back to 2019’s Los Angeles, Deckard, the Tyrell Corp., Rachel, and Roy Batty.

    No… this isn’t right…

    I shut off the music. This…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood


    61/78 of Keeping Up with the Boxes: January-February 2018

    A pure, unadulterated, cinematic masterpiece!

    From first to last frame, There Will Be Blood is a feast for the eyes and ears. The story is wonderfully told through terrific visuals and exhilarating dialogue. The acting is impeccable, and Day-Lewis delivers a legendary performance. Jonny Greenwood's score is magnificent, with subtle tension-filled tracks that truly got under my skin. The art direction, production design, costumes, effects, everything makes you feel as if…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden


    60/78 of Keeping Up with the Boxes: January-February 2018

    A bat-shit insane Korean erotic historical thriller with a big dose of dark comedy spliced in. It sounds crazy, cause it is crazy! Park Chan-wook directs another masterful film that manages to be unpredictable, shocking, sweet, and disturbing, all at the same time. Excellent performances, compelling story, terrific visuals (the camera movements feel very fresh), and non-stop twists and switcheroos make this among the finest South-Korean films I have seen!


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  • Annihilation



    I would compare my viewing experience of Annihilation to that of Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina: in both movies, during my first viewing, I found myself loving certain aspects and disliking others, with the endings especially leaving me very cold. However, instead of jumping to conclusions (I already see many hailing it as either “the best film in 7 years” or “one of the most boring films ever made”), I decided not only to sleep on it, but also to…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    Of all the movies that are premiering here at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, this is the one I was most excited about. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water is a fantasy romance set during the Cold War.

    The undeniable star of the film has to be del Toro’s crew: the makeup and special effects used to bring the creature to life…