León Melo

León Melo

Favorite films

  • Yi Yi
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Henry Fool
  • Beijing Watermelon

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  • Christmas in July

    ★★★★

  • The Palm Beach Story

    ★★★★½

  • The Lady Eve

    ★★★★½

  • Sullivan's Travels

    ★★★½

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  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Make Way for Tomorrow

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful and absolutely heart-wrenching. As Bogdanovich points out in the interview for the Criterion edition, nobody is judged in McCarey and Delmar's vision, despite the emotional manipulations that many people have read into the film. Even though it appears to underline a deceitful contrast between the disdain and inability of the children to take care of their parents and the subsequent kindness from strangers that the elderly couple receives in their last day together, the film portraits such an earnest…

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