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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool

    ★★★★★

    Minimalism done like impressionistic poetry. Alonso's most acclaimed effort balances imagery with character psychology in the most pristine fashion. He could have started the story from any point of time in the past and could have extended it to any time in the future; the landscapes communicate isolation from civilization that mirror Farrel's loneliness and his return is revealed to matter no more: timelessness becomes an ingredient in the story's ambiguity. Instead, we are meant to imagine the hundreds of…

  • Kinatay

    Kinatay

    ★★★★★

    "Jesus is
    the way
    the truth
    the life"

    Kinatay aka "Butchered" (literally translated) is deeply personal filmmaking and the everyday life of the Filipino streets and slums permeated through an astonishingly naturalistic lens, interactions and performances derived from real life itself brutally contrasted by the dissonance of a very detailed, slow descent into the criminal underworld. The mass media, family dynamics, architecture, informal businesses, streets, public transportation systems, school systems and student behavior, in-door house designs, convenience store franchises invading…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    Before you ask, this is not my first Refn movie. In that way, I can know that:

    - He still likes to dress his crooks with light grey pants and have some of them bald, like if they were still living in Denmark.
    - He still uses an awesome techno soundtrack (with some pop touches that I can forgive) to open his films and to close them. The underground nudist dive bars / seedy joints cannot be omitted, of course.…

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★★

    WARNING. The following movie has:

    1) 237 minutes in length
    2) The movie title appearing after one hour of running time
    3) A drag
    4) Tosatsu
    5) Kung-fu
    6) Sex
    7) Genital gore
    8) Ultraviolence
    9) Lesbians
    10) A "Virgin Mary"
    11) Erections
    12) Ass-kicking female teens
    13) Psychotic menopausal bitches
    14) Pornographic furniture
    15) A Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) tribute with a pinky film spoof character called "Miss Scorpion"
    16) Love
    17) Romance
    18) "Exposure"
    19) Lust
    20) Betrayal…