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  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa

    ★★★½

    A melancholic study on men's urge to mythologise female beauty, foolishly, yet sincerely believing that "Mona Lisa" smiles 'cause she's thinking about them.

    As a naive outlaw who craves to be a romantic hero, a White Knight who comes to the rescue of a Damsel in Distress and wins her heart, Bob Hoskins gives a mesmerizing performance. His response to Cathy Thyson's question if he ever needed someone is an extremely heartbraking moment.

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    It doesn't have to resemble a cinematic offering anymore. Who cares about narrative coherence, mise-en-scene and stuff like that? As long as something has the Marvel logo at the beginning and a superhero fighting the Monster of the Week (a Malcolm-X surrogate here), people are happy, even if it's just a random mix of poorly edited set-pieces, uninispired CGI and pompous moments of empowerment and emancipation.

    1968's first movie at the box-office was "2001". 2018's is "Black Panther". Times they are a changin' indeed.

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  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★

    Malick's cinema might not be your cup of tea anymore. But if spiritual anxieties and internal search is in your weekly schedule, Knight of Cups can be an exhilarating experience.

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Instead of gradually revealing itself everytime you rewatch it, Stanley Kubrick's (not Stephen King's moralizing story of madness) The Shining gets much more complicated.

    This is not a movie. It's a living organism. One that lives in your closet and comes out every time you close your eyes.