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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★½

    [English/ Spanish review]

    #Sitges2018

    It's weird when you have to review a movie you liked trying to justify why you were not been completely blown away by it. I liked Mandy, I enjoyed its portentous visual style, the bold chances taken in the storytelling, the trippy nature of it, its teluric force, how can materialize nightmares and turn them into a techno-rock opera, its sense of immersion through the ominous music by the late great Johan Johansson. I liked the…

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★½

    [English/ Spanish review]

    A group of horny teenagers take their chances in trying to unmask an allegedly serial killer during a particularly spooky US suburban summer.

    Summer of 84, from its poster, can be understood as a referential coming of age film drawing from beloved 80s cinema and popular culture. Stranger things come to mind and, probably, has helped selling this new film from the people behing Turbo Kid. And for the most part, Summer of 84 sounds and feels…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    [English/ Spanish review]

    Let me be honest with you: this is my first Wes Anderson movie. 

    Hope you are still there. Truth is that there's something in all this man's movies that kept me away, every time I approached: I admit that Bill Murray might be one of them, the other being his particular brand of surrealist humour, that didn't feel appealing to me (as much as I love surrealist humour). Watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, I reassured some of…

  • House

    House

    ★★★★

    [English/ Spanish review]

    This movie is like no other. A surrealist nightmare with lysergic effects, a living proof that you only need your (even sick) imagination to break any limit. And that haunted house stories can be told in endless (even sick) ways.

    Esta es una película como no hay otra. Una pesadilla surrealista de efectos lisérgicos, una prueba viva que sólo necesitas tu imaginación (aunque sea enfermiza) para romper cualquier límite. Y que las historias de casas encantadas se pueden contar de infinitud de maneras (aunque sean enfermizas).