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  • Faust

    Faust

    ★★★★★

    Based on the traditional myth of Faust and the classic version of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Faust" is about the eternal battle between good and evil, one in which both parties explain reasons and defend convictions. Murnau is honest to mention that all have virtues and shortcomings and that both parties are translated into strengths and weaknesses with which they must deal. What he does is one of the most recognizable advances of a film like this one, and that, above all, defends love at all costs.

    "Faust" (1926) is in my "The Greatest" movies collection and the full review is written in Spanish.

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    Dreyer stated after finishing this film that "We really must give the audience the feeling that they see life through the keyhole of the cinema. I am not looking for anything... but life. " He did it, he connected life itself with the cinema and I cannot find another more synthesized form to describe his work than the words mentioned above.

    "La passion de Jeanne d'Arc / The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928) is in my "The Greatest" movies collection and the full review is written in Spanish.

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  • Amour

    Amour

    ★★★★½

    In one of the most delicate scenes of "Amour", the female protagonist is sitting while turning the pages of her photo album. She says: "It's beautiful." Her husband asks her what she means, and she replies: "Life. So long." Yes, the film is devastating, arid, sometimes hopeless, but it is always looking to show that things can be better, that they have been and that when the scenario is looming and foggy than before, one must prepare for what follows,…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    When I entered the movie theater I already had an idea of the movie I was about to watch. My dad accompanied me, and I just told him: "it will be a romantic drama". Neither he nor I measured that we were about to see something of the size that "Call Me by Your Name" represents. Watching the movie, we smiled so much, sobbing, arguing, pointing, and even shouting. When we finished we were happy and we knew that, as…