Cinema Excelsior

Cinema Excelsior

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The Eye of Cinema.

I intend to direct films, someday.

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  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★½

    The glorious cinematic equivalent to a sudden, uncontrollable need to poop at an acquaintance's house where there's still no trus to reveal your uncontainable desire, yet it's evident you're about to shit your pants if you don't ask where the bathroom is.

    I've been there, and that same level of excitement, panic and ultimate relief is unparalleled. Just like this film's superb screenplay and acting.

    Please don't let yourself be fooled by my poop metaphor, there's no subtext whatsoever (my…

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★★★

    There's something almost ethereal in watching a Disney film in an empty theatre. No kids yelling. No parents yelling at their kids to stop yelling. Just silence. And a huge screen to feast one's eyes upon such splendid animation.

    I won't join in the discussion about Disney's ridiculously overpriced release on VOD of this film. Basically, because first time watch didn't take place within the confines of the law and through this rewatch I've actively contributed to prolong the pandemic…

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  • Your Name Engraved Herein

    Your Name Engraved Herein

    ★★★½

    not strictly a film review, but a review of the reviews:

    so, the film is corny, way over the top and openly overdramatic...


    AND SO WHAT?

    like seriously, what is it with expecting every single lgbt+ release to save cinema and become the epitome of a masterpiece, so that the moment the film doesn't entirely fit in your cinematic pantheon or whatever the fuck you were expecting, you can trash it no matter what for things 90% of the rest…

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    It has the best elements of both a gripping thriller and the most painful drama one can imagine.

    The subject at hand got me curious, the screenplay turned my curiosity into attention, the editing took my attention and made tears out of it only so that Anthony Hopkins could come in later on and absolutely annihilate any intention I initially had on not weeping myself to sleep with this film.

    Florian Zeller has created a resonating, truly unique view at…