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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    ★★★★

    I remember reading Erich Maria Remarque's novel when I was in high school for the universal history class and, although I wouldn't dare review it since a long time has passed, I do remember the great impact it had on me. I believe that it was the first time I was able to understand war from a different perspective, beyond the vainglory and heroism that generally permeate cinema of this genre.

    All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★

    Halloween marks the return of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers after forty years to settle pending matters. Frankly, I have little if anything to say about this unnecessary reboot which is simply the same old story with no personality of its own. I can overlook the inconsistencies, the predictability, the ridiculous explanations, the absurd behaviour of some characters, the over the top last act or the "twist" that precedes the third act and that together with the ambiguous end opens…

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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 Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    A few days ago, Guillermo del Toro expressed in an interview that he tries to keep the plot of his films as simple as possible and thus be able to focus on the visual aspect; personally, it seems to me that right there lies the biggest flaw in his latest feature film, a simple and predictable story, a little longer than necessary and, although visually attractive, very conventional. The interviewer mentioned that this is a very complex film with several…