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  • Golden Exits

    Golden Exits

    ★★★★

    A plane traverses a clear blue sky as Emily Browning starts singing an a cappella version of "New York Groove". That’s how “Golden Exits” begins. With a glam rock hit that, stripped of the sonorous tinsels we’re used to, turns a hedonistic song about the nights in the big city into something else. Browning's shy gestures, her hesitant gaze at an indeterminate place located out of camera and her hands wrapped around her sleeves tell us of a distance similar…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

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

    ”Joe, wake up. It's a beautiful day.”

    In the frenetic streets of New York, two strata of society whose members seem to belong to different species live together in conflict, beings who wander lonely on a sharp end that, without them realizing it, borders and even penetrates the other one with recklessness and without allowing these apathetic individuals to become aware of the degeneration they’re suffering from because of a gap in the shields that are supposedly protecting them from…

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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,…