• Mank

    Mank

    ★★★

    Interesting formal exercise, not only by emulating the aspect of an Old Hollywood film, but also by embracing the protagonist’s fractured mind into the narrative. There’s also a really clever commentary on politics, cinema and propaganda that offers a breath of fresh air to the film. That being said, I think it gradually gets vague and aimless, even a little bit Oscar-baity. Also, everything related to Welles and the screenwriting credit battle is very disappointing, especially considering everything that’s been…

  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★★★★

    Lovely comedy that addresses a very personal and moving subject with a lot of empathy. Bill Murray and Rashida Jones make an amazing duo! 🥃

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    David Byrne's American Utopia

    ★★★★½

    Two of the greatest contemporary artists joining forces to create a lively and powerful plea for art as a form of compassion. 

    It’s a beautiful (and hopeful) day in neighborhood.


    🎶 “Out of all those kinds of people
    You got a face with a view“ 🎶

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    i’m thinking of rewatching this film... 

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★★

    I mean, the film is very nice, but the cow is barely in it! 🐄


    On a more serious note, I really like how Reichardt manages to create a dramatic potential from the most minimalist premises, even if it takes a while to truly get going.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★

    “Our fight is not in Vietnam!”

    Spike Lee made not only a very captivating war film, but also a really powerful and urgent manifesto.

    The film follows four black Vietnam veterans that return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of a buried treasure. To tell this story, Lee uses History to his advantage. As a huge cinephile, he has a very strong relation and knows very well how to use…

  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★½

    Familiar themes; original approach.

    Very influenced by Twilight Zone and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this is an intimate and atmospheric story about the fear, and at the same time, the wonder of facing the unknown. Differently from most of the filmmakers from this new nostalgia-driven wave, Andrew Patterson has an excellent formal control and extremely original ideas. With the help of very elegant tracking shots, effective zoom-ins and a beautiful score, he creates a mysterious and strange surrounding…

  • Capone

    Capone

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is going to be one hell of a divisive film, and I already know I’m in the minority here... 

    Being both a paranoid drama and a surreal horror, this is a bizarre, uncomfortable and fascinating immersion in the final year of life of the most notorious criminal ever.

    The film takes place in 1947 when Capone, or rather, “Fonzo” had just been released from prison, starting to suffer from dementia and to be haunted by his violent past. 

    What…

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★★

    Finally, 2020! Please go to digital platforms and support this film. It’s extremely powerful and necessary.

  • The Jesus Rolls

    The Jesus Rolls

    ★★★

    This is both a remake of the controversial 1974 French film Going Places (which I haven’t seen) and a spin-off to the cult followed and beloved The Big Lebowski. With this premise I don’t know how this wasn’t a complete disaster.

    First of all, I was shocked by the amount of great actors on the cast: Susan Sarandon, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tatou, Jon Hamm, Sônia Braga, Christopher Walken and many others appear throughout the film. They are all very funny, even…

  • Dolittle

    Dolittle

    ★½

    Cats and now this! Well done, Universal 👏 👏 
    Why are your executives so obsessed by weird talking animals recently?


    This is a desperate and completely disoriented  attempt to create a franchise (Pirates of The Caribbean wannabe), with an awful performance by Downey Jr. (who is constantly changing his accent and mannerisms for some kind of reason) and bizarre artistic decisions such as the climax, which literally involves *SPOILER ALERT*


    a dragon’s asshole.

  • Cats

    Cats

    It’s true, all of it... 🐈