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  • A Quiet Passion

    A Quiet Passion

    ★★★★

    ”Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me.”

    Emily Dickinson wrote to surrender herself. Not to life and its slaps, but to the concept of death. The contradiction between the origin of creation and the cause of the last breath functioned as an etymological mechanism that worked as an ethereal ointment to her torment. Of all the founding artists, she was the only devotee to her own ideology; she knew that purgatory resides in one's self…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    ”I guess I'll see you in the movies.”

    In a restaurant, a group of people pay attention to the boasts of a successful entrepreneur, all the attendees, with the exception of an abstracted young woman, seem excited with the accomplishments of the interlocutor. Suddenly, that woman hears a melody on the speakers of the place, a piano piece that activates in her mind an unshakeable memory of which she can’t escape, the feelings become so strong that she mechanically stands…

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    ”I know how to do it now. There are nearly thirteen million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They're all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due.”

    In the short story “On Exactitude in Science” by Jorge Luis Borges, he tells us how in an empire, the art of cartography reached such a degree of accuracy that cartographers came to make a map of the entire territory that occupied…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

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

    ”I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.”

    As if it were an extension of its own plot, “Blade Runner” shows that a film may live beyond its lifespan. Received at the time of its premiere with indifference by the public and coldness by the critics,…