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  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides


    Awards 1, Rating 78

    “In the end we had pieces of the puzzle, but no matter how we put them together, gaps remained.”

    Mh I don’t have a really strong opinion about this movie, it left me a little bit unimpressed maybe I need more time to think. I will revisit it soon, not sure I liked it. 
    Overall it’s a well-shot film with a cool soundtrack that perfectly evokes the mid-1970s and a great cinematography as well, even if…

  • A Silent Voice

    A Silent Voice


    Awards 2, Rating 87

    “Everyone goes through difficulties in life. But we're all in the same boat, aren't we? You have to learn to love even the things you hate about yourself and move forward.”

    A Silent Voice (Koe No Katachi) tells a heartbreaking story in a beautiful looking way. It absolutely deserves a watch, especially if you’re interested, as me, in Japanese animation films. A honest portrait of bullying at school but saying only this would be reductive. It’s…

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here


    Awards 6, Rating 98

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

    Oh. My. God. Oh my fucking God. I think I did not blink once. I’m stunned. I wanted to see it again as soon as it ended. It left me speechless and not able to write a proper review so here some random thoughts. Lynne Ramsay’s direction is confident, sharp, provocative. She doesn't give you a second to breathe. Chapeaux. I really can’t wait to see more from her.…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name


    Awards 9, Rating 100

     “I’m sick, aren’t I?”
    “I wish everyone was as sick as you”

    I know the infamous peach scene might seem a bit over-the-top, in my opinion it’s actually a truly poignant moment and I love how all was handled. First time I was perplexed too, I haven’t read the book so it came out of nowhere, but then I understood its meaning. The scene is so well-crafted by Guadagnino that when Elio says “I’m sick” you…