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  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Claire's Knee
  • Day of Wrath

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  • Beach Rats

    ★★★★

  • To the Left of the Father

    ★★★★★

  • Pierrot le Fou

    ★★★★★

  • Scorpio Rising

    ★★★★★

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  • Beach Rats

    Beach Rats

    ★★★★

    Was not expecting this kind of introspection and sensibility. As “Never Rarely” this one this one deals with personal pains resulted from societal diseases with cautious restraint but there’s such an intense underlying critique of heteronormativity and exploration of homosexual repression that honestly even made me somewhat emotional? Also, Harris Dickinson is great.

    80

  • To the Left of the Father

    To the Left of the Father

    ★★★★★

    Ruthless and surprisingly sensible commentary that examines the idea of “family” as an artifice of tyranny. Full of very ambitious ideas that never get lost in the meandering. This has the notorious “literary narrative lens”, that I do believe work wonders if handled as well as here, but Luiz Fernando Carvalho is not satisfied with overconventional settings and follow some deep meditative ways that are not only enhanced by his arrangement of reflective images but by Selton Mello’s dramatically rotten gestures.

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  • La Strada

    La Strada

    ★★★★★

    After reading Scorsese’s wonderful essay on Fellini I was tempted to explore more of his work. And watching La Strada felt quite timely. It was my second Fellini, and I remember watching Nights of Cabiria last year and puzzling myself to get his style. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the movie, but I couldn’t understand it completely.

    But after La Strada, I think I know what Fellini is. The film is silly and funny but also chilling and gloomy.…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★★

    I finished watching “Mank” satisfied as if I had just eaten a delicious family meal. It was such a sweet, familiar feeling even though the content of the movie was quite harsh. This was just a very full movie. Full of moments, full of characters and full of flavor. Amanda Seyfried is flawless. The best acting in the movie and maybe even the whole year. And the score is simply otherworldly good.

    100