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  • Harakiri
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  • Nosferatu

    ★★★★

  • The Birth of a Nation

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

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  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

    ★★★★

    Horror lingers in the back, hiding in the shadows. It creeps behind you, ready to grasp your soul, or whatever remains of it. After the first world war, Germany was shattered, the nightmare of the war still present, a phantom unwilling to proceed, anchored to the past. And in all that pain, a presentiment. A looming darkness cast by the future. And so a cinema of shadows was born in that dreary country, expressing the helplessness of the people, their…

  • BU・SU

    BU・SU

    Thanks to Ayush whose beautiful review made me discover this little gem and who's always watching so many interesting, less known movies.

    I spent my life crouching in the dark angle of the room. Making myself as small as I could. Trying to disappear, to become invisible, to be as how I felt I was: unnoticeable. Hoping everyday that people passing wouldn't see I was there, that I could lead another day without having to acknowledge my existence in this…

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  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★

    I never understood how familial relationships works. There's something about them that escapes my mind, I have always been too sincere and abrupt to catch up on the subtleties of this kind of relationship, where looks can give away an entire story and the most important things are left unsaid, lingering in the air, terribly present and yet so elusive. Families, I think, are made of unspoken compromises, pacts of mutual help, only if that help can come from a…

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★½

    Raya and the last dragon is Disney’s last effort, but is it really an effort at all?
    The plot is derivative to an extent I couldn’t even imagine was possible, it takes a lot from The Road to El Dorado, Kung Fu Panda, Mulan, Pirates of the Caribbean, The last airbender, Moana and there’s probably something I forgot.

    The animation is really good, can’t deny that, the water seemed real, but I found it to be almost annoying, there’s difference…