Favorite films

  • A Moment of Innocence
  • The Decameron
  • Killer of Sheep
  • Close-Up

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  • Old

    ★★

  • In Another Country

    ★★★½

  • A Dramatic Film

    ★★★★

  • Marquis

    ★★★

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  • Dance of the Forty One

    Dance of the Forty One

    ★★

    Meh. They managed to make everything boring on the front end by avoiding any characterization or momentum. It makes the ending feel unearned and overly sadistic; even if it is historically accurate. Mabel Cadena steals the show for me, even though I found her character (again) a little predictable in the second half. 

    Maybe I’m being too hard on this movie.

    Hoping more impassioned projects are coming.

  • The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

    The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

    ★★

    This is o.k. I liked some of the writing, but other times it felt clunky and pedagogical. The visuals reminded me of a lot of student films I’ve seen in my BFA program, which is o.k., but didn’t really impress me.

    The message is one I mostly agree with, but it’s not something completely new to me as a museum worker. And I didn’t think they made the argument anew or more compelling. I did appreciate the story of the…