David Zuniga

David Zuniga

My failed memory’s attempt at figuring out what I watched last year

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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    The dissolution of the American dream.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★½

    It was decent, certainly overhyped and I say this in the least “I’m too cool for this” way—as I also enjoy films that have achieved a fair amount of attention the past couple of years. I won’t get too detailed but it didn’t live up to what I had hoped. Perhaps this type of story would have served its purpose better as a real life documentary with real people. Certainly there was this conflicted anti-establishment narrative that was contradicted by…

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  • Walkabout

    Walkabout

    ★★★★★

    Beautifully done! There is so much I can say but wasting my time writing reviews on here isn’t much of my thing. However, I will say that this is probably my favorite Australian New Wave film. The diegetic and non-diegetic sounds, innocence, calls to aboriginal mythology and the forces at play in both the modern and natural worlds—this film has so many layers, I could watch it over and over and still capture something new. Stunning shots, and juxtapositions that will literally have you consider many things about our fragile existence.

  • Mr. Kaplan

    Mr. Kaplan

    ★★★½

    An excellent film on the importance of human relationships and best of all it is set in Uruguay, a very relatable film after having lived there a few years.