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  • Bamboozled

    Bamboozled

    ★★★★★

    Lee’s usual concern with iconography and representation of African-American lives taken into a comprehensive synthesis of the history and current state of black images. The vision of the oppressed and their experience filtered through the eyes of the oppressor. White gaze forming and manipulating how black people are perceived until those masks are forcefully imposed onto real black people with no room for them to exist apart from the vision that the powerful has imposed. Black people using blackface, the…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) is the peak cinematic experience of the franchise and you can't stop me from thinking it.
    Now a 4000 words long essay on why is a masterpiece.

    Star Wars has always dealt with duality and binaries as forces in never-ending struggles that complement each other in their nature, as they are what gives the universe a unity. The thing is that the original trilogy, the “foundation” for this property, confronted…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    The following review features not only spoilers of Tenet, but also Southland Tales by Richard Kelly and Déjà vu by Tony Scott. Two excellent, undervalued works that you should be seeing instead of this giant piece of shit that can put you in actual danger due to its release in the midst of a pandemic. I fortunately live in a country with little covid risk. But if you don’t have the same luck, please don’t risk your safety and that…

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    Feels like what would be made by the kind of person who watches Taxi Driver and comes from it thinking how rad it would be if someone like Travis existed in real life to “whip out the trash of society”.

    There is something that separates movies that explore the inhumanity of chance at the face of the cosmos in its disregard for suffering and something that just dismisses its own characters. In movies like the filmography of the Coen brothers,…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★

    Inevitable spoilers will be present in this piece of writings, so read with precaution.

    I’m Thinking of Ending Things starts with some promising concepts. The brief line in the introduction sequence that states the impossibility of falsifying what goes through your head being one that stands out for me, since it conditions some of the choices that Kaufman then applies for the next sequences. In its use of narration, I am recalled of how last year Ad Astra used internal…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    "It's about winning"

    A common statement used in art criticism to describe the intensity of a work is to compare it with a ticking bomb that will explode soon so the intensity only builds as we get closer to the time of explosion. Uncut Gems already explodes by the beginning, but the blowup only causes more explosions that generate bigger destruction and forces to find ways in which to try to solve the mess, which only causes the fire to…