Cinema Excelsior

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A safe space for cinephiles.

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Favorite films

  • Normal People
  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Bones and All

    ★★★★½

  • Eraserhead

  • Un Chien Andalou

    ★★★★

  • The Future

    ★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Bigger, larger, greater. If you thought having such a massive budget for Blade Runner 2049 was risky, wait until you see this semi-blockbuster, semi-auteuristic gargantuan adventure. Denis Villeneuve, quite literally, spared no expense and the result will daze to their core those who appreciate heavy world building.

    I found it even provocative how such a gigantic film with a packed cinema on opening night dared to slacken the pace considerably to explore the protagonist’s dreamy psyche. It goes without saying…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    WHAT A DREAM. What a dream of a film.

    It's past midnight, so it's officially Christmas, and I'm self-isolated in my bedroom due to a close contact with a positive case of COVID-19. I haven't had a chance to have dinner with my family, nor barely see them throughout the day, yet I don't feel alone.

    That's the thing about Carol. It is a deeply intimate film that still feels larger than life, and in between, is where I find…

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  • Causeway

    Causeway

    ★★★½

    ENGLISH:
    Never realized how much I missed Jennifer Lawrence in a much more subdued, nuanced role than her latest — absurdly commercial — projects suggest. From the very first frontal shot, she fills the screen with a rare plainness that surely doesn't match her status as one of the biggest movie stars. Her performance is matched however by the comforting presence of Brian Tyree Henry, and in their flourishing relationship is where the film truly shines.

    Apart from their performances,…

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★★½

    ENGLISH:
    I am in complete disbelief.

    Although I shouldn't because Park Chan-wook's remarkable talent to blend rich stories with seamless, ingenious camera work has been there from the very beginning.

    Now, taking into account I've just seen it for the first time, this might be a long-shot, but I am pretty sure 'Decision to Leave' is the film that best represents Park Chan-wook as an auteur: constant visual connections, hectic, yet precise camera work, unique points of view and the…

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    I'm to be 26 this year, and still wondering what the hell I should do with my life. I'd love to do something related to filmmaking, but sometimes I wonder if that's even feasible. Should I stop messing around and be an English teacher? Cause somehow I ended up studying that in college. I like writing as well, but talent to do so doesn't like me back, so... I'm still wondering what the hell I should do with my life.…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Bumping this up to a full 10 cause during the screening a group of people a few rows ahead were talking loudly since the very first scene and I told them to shut the fuck up... But they couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

    They thought I was hiding in the shadows.

    BUT I AM THE SHADOWS.