Marta Luvi

Marta Luvi

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Favorite films

  • La Notte
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Incendies
  • Witness for the Prosecution

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  • The Kid with a Bike

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  • Passing

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  • The Gendarme Takes Off

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  • Kissing Jessica Stein

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

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    I am a simple woman. I hear Mulholland Drive is back in theaters with a shining new 4K restoration and I run, frantically.

    You know what, this was possibly better than I remembered. And that doesn't happen often, both because I don't usually rewatch movies and because any conventional narrative is never as effective the second time around. Boy is this not the case! This movie is so rich and full of contradictions, it's fun and it's heartbreaking, reckless and…

  • Dogs Don't Wear Pants

    Dogs Don't Wear Pants

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    Without a doubt, the rom-com of the year.

    Grief, family bond, self-worth, reputation and sexuality interestingly meet the underground BDSM scene in this fierce yet unassuming, deeply dramatic and at the same time wickedly humorous tale of life and love.

    There's good command of film techniques, from the wise use of sound (or lack thereof), to the flush, if a little redundant, cinematography and the excellent photography with Argento-esque hints of colored lighting.
    But what really takes the prize here…

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  • Passing

    Passing

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    All of us are passing for something or other, aren't we?

    I, for instance, have been trying to pass as interested in a film that's painstakingly slow and unsatisfying while clinging to the gorgeous photography and gay subtext. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work.

  • Kissing Jessica Stein

    Kissing Jessica Stein

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    Somehow both the gayest AND straightest cinematic experience

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