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  • Night of the Pencils

    Night of the Pencils

    ★★★★

    Film 9/15 of my August Watchlist

    This is an important movie. Not only in the context of Latin American politics but as a more universal document about governmental (or military) abuses of power and the strength and dignity of the average people fighting for what they believe in.

    A shameful moment in the history of Argentina, and unfortunately only a single example of many that echoed throughout the country and continent during those years and still today.

  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    ★★★★½

    The amount of popular low-rated reviews of this masterpiece is SHAMEFUL.

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  • Things to Come

    Things to Come

    ★★★★

    2017 resolution: learn Isabelle Huppert's coping mechanisms.

  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★½

    This is the movie I've been waiting for! Forget about Harmony Korine and Larry Clark, here comes a movie about a side of the American youth we don't often see, which doesn't feel exploitative, over-sensationalized, forced or inauthentic. Arnold's camera lacks any sort of judgment but doesn't go for the cheap manipulations either, it just lingers on the main character and her journey for long enough for us to truly "get" her. I love how we get to experience the…