TheRecondite

TheRecondite

If you don't like my opinions, please remember that they're called "opinions" for a reason.

Favorite films

  • Almost Famous
  • Ran
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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  • Old

    ★★

  • Candyman

    ★★★

  • Cry Macho

    ★★★

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★

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  • Old

    Old

    ★★

    Weirdest Survivor episode that I've watched.

    M. Night Shymalan is back at it again with his latest thrill-com, Old. Firstly, I don't want to say things directly, but this man should stop writing his screenplays. He always has the intension to put a lot of silly dialogues and nonsensical thoughts in the most critical and serious moments of the movie, breaking every scene with a touch of annoying awkardness. It's also like a combination of different/incoherent themes and current fascinations…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    Not that good as we anticipated and not as bad as what they said. Peele and friends reinvented the old legend to a thematically-driven story that sound as relevant as ever, for Candyman slowly creeps in the world of their own to our abject current realities of violence. With the help of Nia DeCosta, the visions of the writers are easily transferred to the lenses of cameras; founding ways to avoid the cliché jump scares and tropes with machiavellian camera…

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    Jane Campion gave a rare and subtle delineation of such raw themes that surrounded itself with such ambitious simplicity, for The Power of the Dog spoke with its actions, and grounded emotions with authenticity. It's no joke that Campion attained that best director prize in Venice; capturing the dimensions and every screaming emotions of her characters through the hermetic style and flares of her lenses. And I don't know if it's just me, but there's something to the director's work…

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★

    A methodological representation of a human's complexity when it comes to guilt and the want for revenge; The Card Counter isn't Paul Schrader's next Taxi Driver nor First Reformed, but its decent narration that tackles unexplored waters. Firstly, there's a whole range od actors that can truly provide the "star" quality to a small film, and Oscar Isaac did that, but more. His monologues and small gestures sum up the whole simplicity of the flick, with this being a fully…