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  • The Straight Story

    The Straight Story

    ★★★★★

    Umpteenth viewing (though the last one was 15+ years ago). It's astonishing to watch Lynch achieving the perfect balance between three different types of film at once: Has the warmth intended for a Disney film without ever feeling insincere (in this case, exactly the opposite); Could be considered a major entry in the Slow Cinema Canon without much discussion, as it stubbornly takes its time to flow through american landscape, folk music, roads and slow-motion vehicles (even has some bizarre…

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★½

    Expensive-looking, entertaining, occasionally thrilling zombie flick in a moment in which the zombie realm looks tired and overexploited (personally, the last time I remember being quite fascinated by one of these was with the remake of Dawn of the Dead...more than 10 years ago); but I guess I'm a sucker for this subgenre when it's done competently in its most basic features. Surely this explains why I rate this higher than I initially expected. Train to Busan gets cloying every…

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  • They Are All Dead

    They Are All Dead

    ★½

    Demuestra que una película no puede sostenerse únicamente en base a intentar captar una atmósfera de nostalgia; La conexión del culto mejicano a la muerte con la cultura rock parece que vaya a derivar en algo interesante, pero al final no hay nada que no haya visto en una telenovela; Mal escrita, con buenos actores que no pueden hacer apenas nada con diálogos afectadísimos,...llega un momento en el que cada línea es el discurso más importante en la vida del…

  • Pepi, Luci, Bom

    Pepi, Luci, Bom

    ★★★½

    John Waters y Pedro Almodóvar: Separados al nacer.