Rti03

A simple movie lover such as yourself. I've seen too many and I've not seen enough. Quoting The Beatles: "I hope this love of mine will never die"

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  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★

    At a certain moment, at the beginning of the third act, the protagonist, who also plays the role of narrator, is asked why he wears a helmet with the motto "born to kill" written on his forehead and, at the same time, wears a pin with the symbol of peace on his chest. Private Joker answers that this dichotomy aims to reveal what he calls "Jungian duplicity". As for me, and I think the same applies to the protagonist, I…

  • The Portuguese Nun

    The Portuguese Nun

    ★★

    An emotional tribute to the city of Lisbon and to Portuguese culture. Seeing a foreigner passionately interested in your culture always arouses some patriotic pride. This sweet praise surged at a time when Portugal was going through a tough time. The economic recession had thrown us into the mud and Europe was enjoying seeing us wallow in it. Those were years when my nation, and in the streets of Lisbon that was palpable, was faded and depressed. Hence the reference,…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    "We are partners in crime"
    -Nick Dunne

    Gone Girl was I think to most film-lovers one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It was based on a best-seller that had gained some weighty controversy and it was directed by David Fincher. Fincher is undeniably one of the highest regarded directors today and deservedly so. The man has a great career on his back as he has produced some of the most influential pictures of the last twenty years…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    ”People love what other people are passionate about.”

    Most people don’t believe in love at first sight and nor do they believe in magic; perhaps myself included. La La Land debunks that skepticism and replaces it with wonderment. In fact, it wouldn’t be exaggerated at all to say that I’m shell-shocked. I’m only a bit disheartened that I won’t be able to see it for the first time again – however, it gives me comfort to know beyond doubt that…