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  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    ★★★★★

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

    ”How can we be happy behind the backs of people who trust us?”

    In several occasions, the veneration directed towards a particular director causes certain prejudices in his/her admirers. Prejudices that prevent the appreciation of certain proposals that are different from their usual style, since they can be considered ridiculously inappropriate for the personality of the artist. When Scorsese announced that he would realize the adaptation of Edith Warthon’s novel "The Age of Innocence" (with which she won the Pulitzer…

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★½

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

    ”To dream to seek the unknown. To look for what is beautiful is its own reward. A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?”

    The meta-literary basis of mythology is admiration. The reader, the listener, seeks and celebrates as his/her own the achievements and qualities of the hero he/she doesn’t possess. And, within the wide range of heroic virtues, the most important one is, without a doubt, the will. It's really simple: the will as an…

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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,…