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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    Pans of life

    Few days ago, I might have read the defining review words 'slice of life' on the then current Letterboxd page of this movie. Maybe subliminally there or elsewhere, maybe not, as I was pretty sure I just thought of them while watching the movie, inside the cinema. If I was to add a short comment I'd say ... a few (camera) pans 'long' (as in too many) of a masterpiece.

  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★½

    Mindfucker and the Mindfucked

    A nothing new crime thriller plot sees an ex-detective moving next door to a guy with the titular attitude. The latter has a r temperamental daughter, the first time onscreen doesn't look like, but then she's enough believable saying she doesn't even know the man claiming to be her father. Who should be monitored carefully but bizarelly isn't. After almost 20 years, Kyioshi Kurosawa seems to put in some psychological thriller aspects and directorial references to…

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Groovy (gnarly) days

    Since the 2009 book by Pynchon is also a tribute to The Long Goodbye , I guess PTA could not believe his eyes seeing the chance, to metaphorically bow once more, through a film based on such a tribute, to his idol Robert Altman. In my view, it's like PTA satisfies an urge to leapfrog backwards over Boogie Nights times, with his last film's components (let's call like that for example Joanna Newsom's voice-over, Katherine Waterston's bare

  • Leviathan

    Leviathan

    ★★★★½

    A film that begins as a story of a kind that's already been presented at the cinema, about a land expropriation case. But in the course of the film, something else gradually starts to show up about the characters (those who are enduring the expropriation): in particular, some events happen, but, deliberately, the director refrains from revealing them completely. A film with a substantial screenplay (which, as an added value, makes it a supremely accessible film, by far the most…