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  • City of Life and Death

    ★★★★½

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★½

  • Fruitvale Station

    ★★★★

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  • City of Life and Death

    City of Life and Death

    ★★★★½

    "Nanking! Nanking!" is a symphony of brutality, desperation and the grime and dirtiness of war. The obvious nationalism is something I can easily overlook due to the artistic merits of the picture as a whole. It holds back no punches, it is a vicious cycle of death, suffering and chaos painted beautifully and masterfully by Lu Chuan and his crew.

    Also a huge shout out to Liu Tong who handles the music and sound of the movie in an incredible way. The droning drums which hail the coming of terror.

  • The Tragedy of Man

    The Tragedy of Man

    ★★★★½

    Jankovics is a genius. Hungary's finest in animation delivers an epic odyssey through the rise and fall of humanity which questions human nature and free will, pondering on the positives and negatives of it.
    As with any large amount of negativity, that which represents the negative, Lucifer himself, plays the role of "Virgil" to Adam's "Dante"...Only in this case, hell is earth.

    Adam's growth comes from distinguishing amidst the hell, a sliver of heaven that he continues to hold on…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    "3 carecas russos a debitar"
    "Isto nunca mais acaba?"
    "QUE FILME HORRENDO"
    "Só faltam 46 minutos"
    "Esta personagem que apareceu dez minutos é claramente a mais importante"
    "Não se calam e quando se calam é para dormir"
    "Isto não é assim tão bom"
    "Mais valia estar a ver o Frozen

  • The Metamorphosis of Birds

    The Metamorphosis of Birds

    ★★★★★

    Grief through the lense of pure Portuguese. "Saudade" made motion.

    Very rare for me to go out of my way to recommend local cinema, mayhaps a mistake or ignorance, but this meditation-based piece is my exception for 2020. Go out of your way to watch it, it is great.