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  • Bamboozled

    Bamboozled

    ★★★★★

    Lee’s usual concern with iconography and representation of African-American lives taken into a comprehensive synthesis of the history and current state of black images. The vision of the oppressed and their experience filtered through the eyes of the oppressor. White gaze forming and manipulating how black people are perceived until those masks are forcefully imposed onto real black people with no room for them to exist apart from the vision that the powerful has imposed. Black people using blackface, the…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) is the peak cinematic experience of the franchise and you can't stop me from thinking it.
    Now a 4000 words long essay on why is a masterpiece.

    Star Wars has always dealt with duality and binaries as forces in never-ending struggles that complement each other in their nature, as they are what gives the universe a unity. The thing is that the original trilogy, the “foundation” for this property, confronted…

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  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★

    Female struggle in defense of the body autonomy against male hegemony & Christian conservatism manifested in spaces of obstacles. Spaces funded in discouraging, favoring the wishes of authorities (using their positions to shame those below in their needs). Neither irreparable tragedies nor extended sufferings are the emphasis, but the will to persist in the fight of one’s needs as woman, to be able to decide especially in times of self-discovery and doubt.
    Realism and subjectivity not as delving viscerally in the…

  • Caro diario

    Caro diario

    ★★★★★

    An act of self-love extrapolated to a love for all things lived. The most realized version of Moretti's project, as he writes with his camera a cinematic diary that is comprised of pure personal gestures given resonance by their public exposure. Its brilliance is laid in the first chapter, which serves to encapsulate the two that will proceed. Initially living freely, exploring places and the history they conceal. But confronting that history is also confronting mortality, reason why it closes…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★½

    Inevitable spoilers will be present in this piece of writings, so read with precaution.

    I’m Thinking of Ending Things starts with some promising concepts. The brief line in the introduction sequence that states the impossibility of falsifying what goes through your head being one that stands out for me, since it conditions some of the choices that Kaufman then applies for the next sequences. In its use of narration, I am recalled of how last year Ad Astra used internal…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    "It's about winning"

    A common statement used in art criticism to describe the intensity of a work is to compare it with a ticking bomb that will explode soon so the intensity only builds as we get closer to the time of explosion. Uncut Gems already explodes by the beginning, but the blowup only causes more explosions that generate bigger destruction and forces to find ways in which to try to solve the mess, which only causes the fire to…