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  • Used Cars

    Used Cars

    ★★★½

    Crooked competition in a free country. A mile of scam, lies, political incorrectness, superstitions and crazy jokes. Such a fun film, I could watch Kurt Russell’s hustler impersonation tricking people forever.

  • The Informer

    The Informer

    ★★★½

    A drunk film that refuses to get sober, a never ending night, a dizzy nightmare one cannot wake up from. The atmosphere feels close to a proto noir, a man consumed by guilt wandering the streets of a cold, gloomy city that seems to always be working its way against him, until he ends in the floor of a church seeking forgiveness and finally finds a little bit of light in this very dark film.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    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.

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★½

    Hollywood as a pynchonian puzzle where our misogynistic imaginary turns objectifying sex into the founding structure of our economic and cultural system. We work because we fuck, we buy because we fuck, we fuck because we need to survive. Culture is violence and alienation. It's interesting how derivative it may seem in certain aspects on a descriptive bias (Lynch, Hitchcock, Altman, Kelly and more are occasionally brought), but it somehow stands out in its stoner oddity, perhaps too self absorbed…