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  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    ★★½

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    ★★★

  • Bad Company

    ★★★½

  • Break Every Chain

    ★★★

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  • Azor

    Azor

    ★★★½

    A private banker from Geneva flies to Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to take over matters of his business partner, who has vanished. He stumbles onto the dirty world of politics, where no one knows anything or to be more specific, doesn’t ‘see anything.’ If anyone is familiar with the dirty war, they know some shady shit went down in Argentina during that period. 

    I never knew corruption and evil could be presented with such sophistication. Andreas Fontana gives…

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

    GEMS Film Festival 2021

    As a nation that has undergone some dark chapters in its history, Spain should suffice with endless ideas for dramas. So it struck me as a surprise to learn that Parallel Mothers is Almodovar’s jab at shedding light on the horrors of the Franco Regime. The Spanish filmmaker introduces some political commentary that has been previously unseen in his filmography. The film follows Penelope Cruz’s Janis, a single pregnant mother attempting to excavate the tombs of victims…

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  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★½

    This just made me want to rewatch The Proposal, a slightly better Sandra Bullock comedy.

  • The Good Boss

    The Good Boss

    ★★★★

    Black comedies for the win. Abuse of power and the crooked world of capitalistic systems with enough ‘jajajas’ to make your sides hurt. I love it when a protagonist has all their interests at stake and thus their true character comes to light, yet you can’t help but root for them to get what they want. This is of course the brilliance of  Blanco, who despite his ‘we’re a family’ work mentality, will do anything to win the regional business excellence award.…

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