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  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    ★★★★★

    Was Howard Hawks the master of all genres? Well, hell yes you can bet your sweet certainty that yes. And how would a Howard Hawks first and only Noir play out? Quite simple basically, in a hot mess of tension and unnerving unravel. And with that I mean that, at its main core is undeniably a great old-school detective Noir story that brings proud and passion for the genre. But while its plot is a ingenuously purposeful confusing as hell…

  • To Have and Have Not

    To Have and Have Not

    ★★★★½

    Hawk’s version of Casablanca? Pretty much, fair to say. Add that with a bit of that Ernest Hemingway flavor for war-romance setting and the director’s hang-out specialty of humor and drama walking side by side with the simplicities’ of a sort of plot guiding through it at all. It may deal in simplistic way with the themes of war paranoia and the force of abusive authoritarian figures, but is not much a movie about picking over a side of the…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    "Arrival" is just another one of those films where perhaps by now, every possible compliment has been spent to praise how good and special it is. Hype maybe? Certainly, but it's a hype that matches the greatness we find here, which might just be the best work that the talented and promising Dennis Villeneuve has done to this day! Drinking from the source of some of the best examples from the genre of science fiction to deliver here another excellent…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★★

    There are many who question whether films like "No Country for Old Man" is a true Western, as it happens to take place in the present days and not in the time of the old Cowboys. Maybe now this new David Mackenzie film puts an end to this doubt and questioning. Because even with its facet of a (great) crime/assault film, we found, yet, a decent Western film made nowadays.

    Where the vast desert of the modern West, full of…