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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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  • Conversations with Friends

    ★★★★

  • The Lost City

    ★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

  • Parallel Mothers

    ★★★★

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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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  • Conversations with Friends

    Conversations with Friends

    ★★★★

    ENGLISH:

    Two brief disclaimers before getting into the review, that will help you understand my honest opinion:

    - I haven't read the novel yet. In fact, I've just started reading it now after finishing the series a couple of days ago.

    - I'm oddly drawn to films and series in which not much happens. The more the characters just sit around in pensive silence, the more obsessed I become with the flow of the story.

    With that out of the…

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★★

    This is exactly the kind of film I'd have hated with a passion 10 years ago, and now I feel like there aren't enough movies like it.

    Now, is that saying something about me or about the film landscape we live in? Probably about both.

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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.…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Bumping this up to a full 10 cause during the screening a group of people a few rows ahead were talking loudly since the very first scene and I told them to shut the fuck up... But they couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

    They thought I was hiding in the shadows.

    BUT I AM THE SHADOWS.