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Favorite films

  • good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Black Bear
  • Donnie Darko
  • Lost in Translation

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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

    ★★★★

  • Blitz

    ★★★

  • Anyone But You

    ★★★

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  • Saw X

    Saw X

    ★★★

    Saw X dives deeper into John’s world than ever before, giving us a personal peek into his mind. While it bathes in nostalgia, there are moments where the editing feels choppy. And let’s be honest, the recurrent color-grading trope of blue for the USA and yellow for Mexico felt clichéd.

    Missing the usual sneaky antics of John and his crew in the background was a bummer at first. However, this change offers a refreshing divergence from the established narrative, lending…

  • To Catch a Killer

    To Catch a Killer

    ★★★★

    To Catch a Killer delves deep into the intricacies of human nature and the chilling void of nihilism. Directed with precision by Damián Szifron, the movie presents a narrative that's both riveting and introspective, setting it distinctly apart from the bulk of contemporary cinema. While it navigates the depths of its dark themes, it avoids becoming a mere caricature of Hollywood's often oversimplified portrayals. The film's magnetic draw is rooted in its neatly calibrated rhythm. It engages the viewer so profoundly…

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  • Saltburn

    Saltburn

    ★★

    Saltburn is a typical case of style over substance. It’s always difficult to give a low rating to a film like this, especially when certain scenes, I somehow expected beforehand, initially sparked my excitement. With its promise of intriguing scenarios and significant build-ups, Saltburn initially sets the stage for high expectations. However, my excitement for these build-ups was met with disappointment. The pivotal issue lies in the lack of chemistry between the chracters. Their interactions, meant to be the heart of…

  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★★½

    I shouldn’t find this as funny as I do, but the Q-tip line broke me.

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  • Sodomites

    Sodomites

    Apparently I’m now logging porn on Letterboxd at 2:30am.

  • Confessions

    Confessions

    ★½

    I don’t even know how to start this review and where to begin with all the issues I had with Confessions. Firstly, despite some already present flaws, I enjoyed the first 30 minutes a lot. But from there on it went downhill real quick. Within the first hour, most of the plot is revealed in a monotonous confession by the teacher which takes away most of the tension from the following plot. The whole movie literally mocks mothers, children, teachers,…