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  • Waiting for Happiness
  • Lucia
  • A Touch of Zen
  • Inland

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  • A New Old Play

    ★★★½

  • Rosaura at 10 O'Clock

    ★★★★

  • La caída

    ★★★½

  • The Sidewalks of Saturn

    ★★★★

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    I rewatched this on Christmas day with my good friend Jonathan, and spent the next few days trying to figure out how I would write about this film. Letterboxd has gone to shit over the holiday season, and so I finally felt motivated to start my own blog where I wrote an extended piece on the movie. I'd appreciate if it could be given a read, I'd transfer it straight here but I don't think it would look visually appealing on this site given its length, and I liked using stills to illustrate different points.

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  • The Sidewalks of Saturn

    The Sidewalks of Saturn

    ★★★★

    For fans of Invasión, this is a spiritual sequel of sorts, albeit very different in terms of construction and mood. Trades the jittery guarded paranoia for a slowburn expat-fueled melancholy. Both films similarly exist in a sort of distorted reality. Differing methods aside, Hugo Santiago presents Paris the way Kubrick presented New York in Eyes Wide Shut. Looks beautiful and sleek on the surface until you realize something is seriously off, and suddenly the whole film feels uncanny. Fabián's world…

  • Deep Cover

    Deep Cover

    ★★★★½

    Exceptional. One of the best movies to come out of Hollywood.

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  • A Moment of Innocence

    A Moment of Innocence

    ★★★★★

    Incredible. One of the most deceptively complex films I've ever seen, with a setup that seems startlingly simple and straightforward but slowly reveals layers upon layers of ideas and emotions. What struck me the most was how these two men attempted to reconstruct memories from their past, perhaps as a way of exorcising these difficult feelings that they've had for years but also raising feelings of regret and longing for the idealism that they strived for in their younger days.…

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    Between this and Three Billboards, audiences at TIFF can screw off.