Mike

“Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” - Pedro Almodóvar.   | 24 | 🇵🇷

Favorite films

  • The Green Knight
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Diabolique

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  • Solace

    ★★★

  • No One Will Save You

    ★★★

  • El Conde

    ★★★★½

  • INU-OH

    ★★★

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  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★★

    You can’t get to do the sin and then expect everyone else to feel sorry for you when there are consequences. 

    As engrossing and brilliant as a character study of this caliber should be. Christopher Nolan has found just the right balance between viciously overwhelming and relentlessly riveting in the towering achievement that is Oppenheimer, his best film to date. Structurally genius and astonishing. An exceedingly cinematic experience with immaculate sound design and particularly brilliant dialogue. As for performances go,…

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★★★★

    As it stands, it is magic. Past Lives avoids the boring, formulaic clichés this story could’ve had and deepens its complex characters in a fascinating canvas that really shows Celine Song as a skillful filmmaker with impeccable tact and sensitivity. In those long moments of silence she tells you so much and my heart broke in pieces. From moment to moment I couldn’t stop watching, savoring in its authenticity, its honesty, its emotional maturity and nuanced sensibilities. It is a staggering piece of work. Everyone was crying in the theater.

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  • No One Will Save You

    No One Will Save You

    ★★★

    [breathing shakily]
    [creature growls]
    [gasps]
    [screeches] 
    [panting] 
    [shrieking]

  • El Conde

    El Conde

    ★★★★½

    There’s nothing more gruesome than watching a man fall in love. It’s worse than seeing a body without a heart.

    Pablo Larraín’s perverse, chilling, darkly funny El Conde turned out to be everything I wanted it to be, and everything I didn’t even thought possible for Larraín to put in it. It’s a visually gorgeous film with beautiful, pristine black and white cinematography to die for, and with impeccable performances across the board. However, the real pleasure of this unique satire…

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  • Sound of Freedom

    Sound of Freedom

    ½

    Pretty much one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Trump cult followers will have a blast, though.

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    I’m not gonna sit here and say this is the most WTF movie I’ve seen, but it is very smart, subversive and incredibly well-written. You will not guess where this movie goes. Quite a treat for horror fans, and the storytelling approach it’s absolutely wonderful to experience. I suspect Barbarian is gonna take some hard criticism from mainstream audiences, but there’s some brilliant entertainment to be had here. This movie is alive and free to surprise us.