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  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

    ★★★★½

    "This realistic treatment makes Patriots Day an incredibly effective antidote to the numbing indifference encouraged by purely factual, emotionally distant news reports. Almost inadvertently, the film reveals this pessimistic attitude as a way to exempt oneself of responsibility towards others. The film’s humanity is all the more moving in a year defined by division. Making a convincing case for the humanistic potential of fictional re-staging, Berg’s film throws into question the idea that dramatic reconstitutions are inevitably insensitive."

    My full review for Little White Lies.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    I don't want to be cheesy but... 'Parce que c'était lui, parce que c'était moi.'

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    Having no experience at all with horror/gore cinema and even less so with horror franchises, I started watching The Texas Chain Saw Massacre without any idea of what to expect at all, except maybe that I'd feel a strong desire to turn it off during the gore scenes. This did happen during the first murder sequence, where the cruelty and suddenness of the killings profoundly disgusted me. The matter-of-fact-ness of the scene however also filled me with a deep sense…

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ½

    I wish I was dead