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  • Güeros
  • Moonlight
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Rocketman

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

  • Dirt

    ★★★★★

  • Winter

    ★★★★½

  • A la cabeza

    ★★★★★

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

    Believe the hype. It is that good.

    The action is flawless, especially the street-level stuff and the one-on-one fist fights (meaning, no super powers involved). As soon as it drops on Disney+ I’ll replay the bus scene at least once a week, it truly is a stunning set piece. [MILD SPOILER if you’ve never seen a Marvel flick] The ‘big’ VFX-heavy third act is OK, better than other recent disappointments (looking at you, my beloved Black Panther), but still not memorable enough…

  • Dirt

    Dirt

    ★★★★★

    It works both as a nail-biting crime thriller (that climatic stand-off will glue you to your seat) and as an earth-shattering primal scream that will hopefully be heard across this blood-soaked land we call home.

    It will stay with you.

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  • Nighthawks

    Nighthawks

    ★★★★★

    The most groundbreaking aspect of this 1978 film is how absolutely boring and unapologetically mundane is the life of the lead character. That’s it, that’s the film. A boring queer life of night clubs and casual sex, and a day job with clueless straight coworkers. 

    There’s even time for a frank discussion about gay loneliness, about giving yourself up to the emptiness of being single and gay in a big city. The best thing about this particular discussion (shot almost…

  • Esteros

    Esteros

    ★★★★

    Here’s the thing: at this point, we all know the tropes, twists, turns, and turmoils of a standard queer love story. So, in order for your movie to stand out from the rest, it needs to at least have characters that are interesting enough for us to care about their by-the-numbers romance.

    And that’s why I loved Esteros: sure, we’ve seen this exact same movie a thousand times before, but Jero and Matías intrigued me, I wanted to spend time with…