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  • Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

    ★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★½

  • The Barefoot Contessa

    ★★★★

  • Dead Calm

    ★★★½

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  • The Barefoot Contessa

    The Barefoot Contessa

    ★★★★

    The cynical 50's must have been the most self-critical and self-conscious decade of Hollywood cinema. Not only was it a legendary decade that conceived some of the most hard-hitting masterpieces in the history of American cinema, but for the first time the industry dared to perform autopsies of its own hidden crimes. Luxurious and sophisticated productions that exposed their flamboyant stars in their natural habitat, without the artificial hedonistic vision that pre-1950 narratives usually convinced us of a peaceful, democratic…

  • Dead Calm

    Dead Calm

    ★★★½

    This airtight, suffocating maritime nightmare resolves a tricky narrative scheme with superficially clichéd formulas but with a dense atmosphere frigidly calculated to establish a nerve-shredding thriller that inadvertently assaults you with its imposing and genuine themes. Dead Calm is duplicitous, like its ominous but stealthy title the appearance of this concentrated suspense is subtle and immersive. The natural force of this film lives as a parasite well hidden in the recesses of human beings' most invasive dreads, and as it…

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  • Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

    Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

    ★★★½

    No matter how much research is done, no matter how much biography is read; the obsessions, preoccupations and enigmatic desires of this tormented French filmmaker Jean Eustache will always remain one of the most elusive mysteries surrounding this artist's complex personality. His abstruse filmography alone is the best biographical testament we have to dissect none other than one of the quintessential auteurs of the French cinematic counterculture. This curious and loquacious portrait of the rebellious French youth of the 60's…

  • From Caligari to Hitler

    From Caligari to Hitler

    ★★★★½

    Didactic and astutely narrated. Instructive documentary structured with valuable information about one of my favorite periods in film history, the influential and complex cinema of the Weimar Republic. The extraordinary concatenation of clips from different films of that period along with an intensive analysis of the sociopolitical upheaval of those unpredictable times and how it had a substantial impact on cinema makes this documentary a cinematic as well as a cultural dissertation.
    I can't imagine the solid progress of cinema…

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    Robert Eggers' most ambitious film to date, but I'm not saying it's the best in his slim oeuvre yet, nevertheless it manifests his visionary filmmaking ability, establishing himself as one of the great contemporary auteurs. Being in his filmography the most far-reaching, thematically dense and gigantic in literary roots, I decided to take a thorough time to familiarize myself with the literature of Icelandic artist and intellectual Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson, who was the one who wrote the screenplay of this…

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    Miracle on 34th Street

    ★★★½

    Pure joy and filled with good intentions. It is a sweet entertainment of Hollywood sentimentality, typically structured to ornament with positivism every narrative element that is presented with an attentive dynamic to leave us a message of good moralistic spirit. Even so, with all its affectionate charm, whenever I return to this Christmas classic I always run into the same problems, starting with its stupendous establishment of characters that are definitely too interesting not to be developed with optimal screen…