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Favorite films

  • Parasite
  • Lady Bird
  • Fight Club
  • Forrest Gump

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  • The Iron Claw

    ★★★★

  • After Yang

    ★★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

  • The Holdovers

    ★★★★½

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  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★½

    After Yang finds its brilliance in the language that itself creates; an empathetic, heavily delicate tone that resides within, accompanying the viewer into a minimalist futuristic world illuminated with harmony, yet also full of distance.

    Kogonada gently studies the subtle and complicated search for what is real, questioning the complexity of pretense, seeking to identify where exactly resides the moment of truly achieving human nature. I think in the end this moment doesn't really exist, in such an puzzling haze…

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    ★★★★½

    The Holdovers is essentially about the ones who are left behind, the ordinary of the ordinary, completely immersed in the great crowd of society, with nothing interesting to observe or talk about; I guess some kind of undetected misery lives within, but never too loud to be truly heard.

    Alexander Payne examines the silence of the crowd, breaking through the mundane superficial, ultimately finding empathy through the intimacy of the shared damage of the human complex, so symbolized by its…

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  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★★★

    The execution is perfect, even when you miss.


    David Fincher's killer is just like himself; a tormented perfectionist persona that heavily carries Tyler Durden's dark psychological narrative about identity and human nature.

    And although I really enjoyed Fincher truly deconstructing this paranoid killer, I think where this film gains the most is in its absolutely hilarious and almost satirical nihilistic character study ( that really works out).

    Oh... and yes, the direction is perfect down to the last detail (it can't be avoided).

  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    ★★★★

    Priscilla is an elegant & stylized portrayal of the troubled relationship between Priscilla and Elvis Presley that essentially shines through its own performers.

    I absolutely love what Sofia Coppola has done here; a 60s American montage where an innocent Priscilla slowly begins to lose her independence to a very conflicted and unstable King of Rock, within the intoxicating and masculine atmosphere that surrounded her.

    Cailee Spaeny shines brightly in the role of Priscilla but, surprisingly, my biggest highlight goes to Jacob…