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  • Nobody's Watching

    Nobody's Watching

    ★★★★

    What starts as another narrative about the hardships of the immigrant experience in the US turns into an extremely insightful and complicated investigation of the multiple factors that form contemporary identities. The terrific screenplay (along with a touching performance from Guillermo Pfening) discusses gender roles, sexual orientation, national identity and race issues while establishing character in a very cohesive way, many times defying expectations (there's a beautiful scene involving a pair of fancy shoes that perfectly illustrates this point). Moreover,…

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★★

    Fun at times, but entirely forgettable, this adaptation of Agatha Christie's fantastic novel compensates thrills with CGI fake beauty. Branagh is certainly having a lot of fun as Poirot, even if the moustache is so wrong. From the rest of the extremely talented cast, only Michelle Pfeiffer, deliciously over the top, has some time to shine.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

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    There are films that, even before you watch them, you know you’re going to fall in love with them. Then, there are also films that when you watch them, you know they’re going to stay with you forever. “Call Me By Your Name”, the latest masterpiece by Luca Guadagnino, falls into these two categories.

    The screenplay, based on André Aciman’s novel, was written by Guadagnino himself, Walter Fasano (taking the job of editor as well) and the great James…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    A sci-fi of ideas that questions the limits of mankind's ambition and intelligence. Clever dialogues, intriguing performances, and a sharp (sometimes cynical) analysis of technology in the 21st century.