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  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    ★★½

    I can’t fully connect to Wright’s histrionic style, but this has some funny jokes and cool details. The drama works well and the narrative shifts, while very much on the nose with the political subtext and the metalinguistic and ironic detours, are definitely fun to sit through.

  • The River

    The River

    ★★★½

    The river, like love, cleanses all things. Bodies floating and sinking down the riverstream. Such wonderful images of beautiful romance. Borzage’s lost masterpiece, even in its butchered nature it is able to tell so much.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★½

    The capitalist Sisyphus, bearing a rock around the city while desperately trying to increase its value with ever higher stakes. Investing consists in betting your instinct as risks keep mounting, a world where speculation defines the course of each life until something even less certain comes and makes it all feel so meaningless.

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★½

    one of the most diligent films ever made, a painstaking coming of age odyssey with an incredibly expansive symbology: everything here is absolutely essential, a boy whose back hurts because he needs to help his father by carrying milk, some brownish red pants, a gust of wind in the backyard, the windows' reflex on the walls... it's all very potent, these signs aren't there for mere narrative development, they address a much bigger spectrum where politics, economics and metaphysics collide.…