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Favorite films

  • Misunderstood
  • The Sentimental Swordsman
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Allied

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  • Bridget Jones's Diary

    ★★

  • We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

    ★★★★

  • Four Sisters

    ★★★★

  • My Falcon

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  • My Falcon

    My Falcon

    Over at Lucky Star we invited a few friends to highlight their favorite films of 2023:

    "When we thought about how to address the year 2023 it only made sense to approach those who helped us along the way and contributed to our texts (by either providing editing support, providing texts in their original language, or more) and sharing their voices as well. Their passions join ours, and our world expands. We loved receiving the lists and seeing what our…

  • Te quiero tanto que no sé

    Te quiero tanto que no sé

    Here at Lucky Star, we are always on the lookout for points of contact with other cinephile cultures. We are hoping with this new column, Encounters, to establish a dialogue, a line of communication. We get to know interesting cinephiles, critics, directors, etc., all as a way to interrogate our own positions, our own cinephilia.

    We start with the young critic and director, Lautaro García Candela, an editor of the inspiring film journal, La vida útil. In this conversation, we…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Cinema without risk. A director waving his hands without purpose, barreling through imagery he is unprepared to deal with and settling for cheap shortcuts (the shots with the shoes). What does this have to say about fascism or life under it, its effects on people? It is empty caricature, settling finally on a coming of age story that's maudlin and without distance - forget about everything and dance! Ultimately, Waititi seeks to do two things: redeem those living under fascism…

  • Always Be My Maybe

    Always Be My Maybe

    ★★

    The final scene is indicative of the issues at play here. It is a small revelation from one character to another, a surprise, deepening the connection between them, an homage to their past, a tribute. But it's all wrong. The rhythm is too fast, there's no patience, no poetry - my auteurist broken brain for some reason made a connection to Crowe's We Bought a Zoo and the ending of that film, where Crowe takes his time, showing the emotional…