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  • La Libertad
  • The Pig
  • Edvard Munch
  • Day of Despair

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  • The Steel Trap

    ★★★★½

  • Public Enemies

    ★★★★

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★

  • True Romance

    ★★½

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  • Her Socialist Smile

    Her Socialist Smile

    ★½

    Instead of hiding behind a hagiographical documentary on Helen Keller, John Gianvito ought to have been honest with us and his auteurism, that is to say the trajectory of his filmography, and revealed that he is to the right of Keller. The addendum of Chomsky is just the latest instance of a recurring anti-communism.

    "For decades, many left-leaning writers and speakers in the United States have felt obliged to establish their credibility by indulging in anticommunist and anti-Soviet genuflection, seemingly…

  • Dear Comrades!

    Dear Comrades!

    ★★★

    One full star for leaving me the option to imagine that Syomina remains a committed Stalinist.

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  • A Summer's Tale

    A Summer's Tale

    ★★★★★

    In the choice between the intellectual, the physical, and the emotional, an 8-track recorder is deus ex machina.

  • The Aviator's Wife

    The Aviator's Wife

    ★★★★★

    One of the saddest films. And not just because of the tragic fate of Philippe Marlaud, but also for the film’s nuances on love and chance encounters that lead nowhere and yet reveal everything.


    She’s the one
    who steers me through dust
    and pools, the one who guides me
    across the city, who helps me
    when I can’t move my eyes

    She turns my head and says,
    "There is a post office;
    there is a public theater ..."

                - Robert Fernandez