I legit, no-bullshit think this movie just restored my love for cinema.
Last few months I've been watching fewer and fewer movies, just had lost my mojo for it... But this? This is what the movies are for. Couldn't have come at a better time. And of course it had to be Woolf. Always her.
COMING ACROSS THE DIVIDE 2 U
There's a good 20 minutes around the middle of Guëros that captures university life and student occupations in a way more realistic and full-hearted than I've ever seen before in film: leave it to one of our beloved sibling-countries to create the university film brazilian cinema didn't, couldn't ever produce. It's the centerpiece of a movie that oozes latinoamerica throughout, where Mexico City plays both itself and São Paulo and Buenos Aires and Santiago, should I keep going? Probably the…
Somehow time (and a downpour of Very Serious Film Awards, I suppose) made this into a classic of 90's arthouse-oriented indie cinema, but it really, really isn't that. This is through and through a B-movie, embracing what might be Aronofsky's greatest quality: his penchant for campy horror and paranoia, the same kind that would propel him to further stardom in 2010's Black Swan. This here is the Eraserhead- and Tetsuo the Iron Man-inspired wetware and Pop Math fiesta that the…