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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Like science fiction, period pieces seem to work better when they end up speaking volumes about the present, despite their undeniable charms on portraying the past (or projecting a possible future). Regrettably, "Little Women"'s portrayal of a time and place where women lived on adversarial grounds and female sensibility for telling an inherently female story would be swiftly cut short feels like a confrontational mirror against the movie industry as a whole, and Hollywood in particular.

    Aside from that, Gerwig's…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    An eternal theme told through a well-oiled mise-en-scène, applying with distinction all the rules of good storytelling. That being said, the immersive qualities of the long take can be seen as a double-edged sword, at once getting us closer to all the motions of the characters with the intimacy of proximity and with a more realist usage of time, and existing as a concept which is ostensibly a huge technical prowess, veneratedly executed by Roger Deakins and his crew.

    Given…

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    Lynne Ramsay's brutal existential thriller passed a little under the radar, unfortunately. Playing under the rules of the genre, Ramsay's vision of redemption seems to be symbiotically linked with an ideia of violence.

    An heir, as much of "Taxi Driver"'s human violence as well as of the heavy psychosexuality of "Oldboy" (or even some of David Lynch's noirish tales), "You Were Never Really Here" hails an incredibly well structured script, with its surrealist, nightmarish-scapes creeping in, a painterly eye for…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    As much as we can point the influence of "The Shining", there is no way to look at "Hereditary" without the acknowledgment of a new bold filmmaker. Being familiar with Ari Aster's past work in short-films, I was maybe excessively cautious while experiencing his first feature. Before "Hereditary", Aster has delved in cringy, taboo-themed dramas that boasted such disturbing intensity, that calling them horror-worthy would be bland.

    Aster picks up his favorite subject matter, and takes a clinical standpoint amidst…