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  • On Body and Soul

    On Body and Soul

    ★★★★½

    Mária is a shy young woman who remains isolated from her immediate environment possibly because of her peculiar personality and aversion to physical contact. She begins to work in a cattle slaughterhouse, a cold place where life ends in a rather cruel way, and that's where she meets Endre; he is a lonely man, older than her, with one of his arms totally paralyzed and an air of nostalgia after having given up the sentimental stage of his life. Mária…

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    On the Beach at Night Alone

    ★★★½

    Reality and fiction merge in Hong Sang-soo's personal film about a young actress who reexamines her feelings, her ideas about love and the consequences of it on her personality and her vision of the world after a failed romance with a famous director. Kim Min-hee gives us an impeccable, visceral and emotional performance in a role that should have represented a catharsis and a unique opportunity to reveal her pain and share her vulnerability. For the director, cinema becomes an…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    I was 15 years old in 1999 and was eager to see Kubrick's last work, which was only my third from his filmography. My best friend and I went to one of those theatres that would allow us in regardless of the film's rating not knowing exactly what to expect. I left the theatre with the feeling that I've seen something that would completely change my appreciation of cinema. I remember been obsessed with this film, I even went to…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

    Only Lanthimos can come up with something so twisted and bizarre and deliver a sophisticated and irreverent story rooted in mythology where characters, they're actions and beliefs are put to the test. This is an enigmatic film with the coldness that characterizes the works of the greek director in which he shows the perversity of human nature with a touch of nihilism. Technically impeccable and with an impressive work from the whole cast, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a disturbing experience with exquisite dark humour, and an incomparable way to end the year.