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Favourite Movies are the movies I liked the most from last month, first time watches or rewatches.

Favorite films

  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Green Ray
  • Oldboy
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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  • Dying of the Light

    ★★

  • El Mariachi

    ★★★½

  • The Yakuza

    ★★★★½

  • Dark of the Sun

    ★★★★

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  • Dying of the Light

    Dying of the Light

    ★★

    Being a film by Paul Schrader I just don't know what I expected here. Definitely, there is something wrong with the screenplay, but I also heard he didn't get final cut for this film, which may explain why it feels like a mash-up of moments that are missing something. However, I don't believe final cut would improve the film that much as Nicolas Cage delivers a very weak performance as an agent with frontotemporal dementia, a disease which comes in…

  • El Mariachi

    El Mariachi

    ★★★½

    The prime example of the low-budget film. Every video-essay about making cinema with little budget will include Robert Rodriguez's debut picture, and rightfully so. Every decision was made to save money, but due to the financia obstacle, Rodriguez made the decisions that better suited the story.

    It's about a man, a mariachi, who is mistaken for a criminal. That seems bad already, but this particular guy is being chased by a gang. Then, ensues a non-stop journey of excitement and…

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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    For relaxing times, make it "Lost in Translation" time.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

    As I'm posting this review, I know the first thing people look at is the score. They will think I regard "The Suicide Squad" as highly as the "Dekalog"'s episodes I've seen so far. Which is not true, ratings are something very subjective and I use them as a tool to categorize films for me. They can still be informative about my thoughts but not as informative as what I (and pretty much everyone) have to say/write about them.

    That…