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  • Yomeddine

    Yomeddine

    ★★½

    I thought this would be a miserabilist clusterfuck, but, strangely, it's not. It's even uplifting, in a certain way. I think the reason why it kind of works is the director's decision to film everyone, no matter who, with dignity. There's not much to see beyond this Foreign Language Film Oscar-bait road movie, but at least the whole thing is not against its characters.

  • Asako I & II

    Asako I & II

    ★★★★½

    Latent love that resists time and the impulsive acts that deconstruct the romanticism of love and make it into a disease. It's like Truffaut all over again.

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  • Friendly Beast

    Friendly Beast

    ★★

    I wrote a Facebook post in Portuguese about it, but, basically, it's a genre movie very proud of being a genre movie in a country where just a few people make genre movies, but there is nothing else in it beyond that pride. It's mediocre, to say the least, specially because it doesn't know how to film violence.

    My post in Portuguese:

    Certa vez um ex-colega de redação confessou aqui no Facebook que havia ajudado os irmãos a dar uma…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★½

    I am so damn evil and grotesque, says the director of a movie nominated for 10 Oscars