Mao Medina

"Went to the cinema. Cried" -F.Kafka-

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  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch


    One of the all time great musicals.

  • Boy



    The film's playful tenderness hits a soft spot when connecting with the immaturity of some adults, and the dilligence of children. Beautifully directed by now one of my favorite modern directors from one of my favorite countries, about one of my favorite themes regarding growing up. Music's a blast!

Popular reviews

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco


    Magnificent. So many feelings turn into thoughts while watching and viceversa. The shibboleth that where you find your home, is where your heart is, is a long gone thing. In San Fran or anywhere your heart is, is where and what your home always will be. Gentrification of the spirit will never triumph over pure, beautiful souls trapped in houses, cities or boxes. This beautiful cinematic language, poetic lighting, inspiring music and performances that evoke goosebumps is what makes cinema my life.

  • Dance of the 41

    Dance of the 41


    A bacchanalian achievement for national cinema where the mating dance leans more towards the feeling and excitement of it rather than the historical duty of what's politically correct. Mabel Cadena's strength leads the performances, though the cinematic elements find big challenges in portraying a convincing setting both in the script and the geography and historical accuracy. Enioyable, though, kudos to brave filmmakers in tough times and in tough countries to shoot.