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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ½

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    Triggering premises borrowed from the Metalhead episode from the 2017 Black Mirror tv-series and 2017 Trey Edward Shults It Comes at Night, to be figured out as a post-apocalyptic world where a family of survivors are hunted by predator-looking aliens (and elaborating on the concept that in order not to be harmed by a wild beast, one should just stay still), lead to an endless sequence of plot hints…

  • Dark Crimes

    Dark Crimes

    ★★

    'Now fuck off out of my sunshine'

    That's the reply that in this mystery drama the protagonist detective gets when he tells his boss he's now sure he made a mistake solving the case. The film is based on a real article published in 2008 by The New Yorker and because of its themes and imagery evoked me (maybe wrongly) 1999 Joel Schumaker's 8mm. Set in Kraków, Poland, it looked to me the casting of Jim Carrey as the local…

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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…