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  • The World
  • 79 Springs
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
  • Woman of Tokyo

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  • Bad Santa

    ★★★½

  • Dante

  • Crossing of Time: Marker and Mizoguchi's Ghosts

  • Landscapes in Japan

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  • It Runs in the Family

    It Runs in the Family

    Estoy convencido de que en la fuente profunda del pasado que conocemos como historia, hay muchas historias no contadas, héroes no reconocidos e imaginarios inexplorados que nunca hubiéramos sospechado que existían. En su opera prima, Lo que se hereda (2022), Victoria Linares Villegas encuentra inesperadamente una de estas historias no contadas en el pasado oculto de su propia familia al descubrir que es pariente de Oscar Torres, un pionero del cine dominicano e izquierdista radical queer que fue borrado de…

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★

    even worse than I expected, and my expectations were very low.

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  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    ★★½

    If someone were to tell me that story and writing is what cinema is all about, I'd show him/her this film and John Huston's 1941 version back to back. This would make for a great comparison in practically every element of film imaginable except for the script.

    The dialogue and story are the same, but there is no magic here.

    Gone are the iconic performances by both the leading players and the supporting ones as well. Gone are the dark…

  • Mambo Girl

    Mambo Girl

    ★★★★

    This is a wonderful but flawed musical melodrama!

    From the very first moment I put the film on, the opening sequence got me excited. That scene is quite possibly the most energetic scene I have seen in my life. This scene represents that best of what the film offers, a party that feels like its never-ending. These scenes capture Grace Chang at her finest as she sings very catchy songs and dances to them as well.

    However, the film attempts…