Mike

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“Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” - Pedro Almodóvar.   | 25 |  🇵🇷

Favorite films

  • High and Low
  • TÁR
  • The Turin Horse
  • Princess Mononoke

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  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Pretty Woman

    ★★★★

  • Dead Ringers

    ★★★★½

  • Griselda

    ★★★½

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  • Ferrari

    Ferrari

    ★★★★

    All is gone. 

    When Martin Scorsese called Adam Driver “one of the best, if not the best, actors of his generation” he was right. It didn’t take me this long to realize it, but with every passing minute of Michael Mann’s electric, elegant, fascinatingly strange Ferrari, I could feel Driver’s performance at the center of it all, with every cell in my body. It’s a commanding performance full of power, intelligence and the right amount of emotional intensity to go…

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★½

    A challenging, complex, somewhat dense, and always stunning piece of work from the king of hand-drawn animation. How Do You Live? is Miyazaki at his most mature and introspective I think, crafting a beautiful and powerful drama that refuses to give easy answers to difficult questions all while never losing sight of the wondrous, unbridled magic and creativity we’ve come to expect from Studio Ghibli. The original score by Joe Hisaishi is particularly memorable. I gotta watch this again, and…

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  • Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    ★★★★

    You’re late.
    You’re stunning.
    You’re forgiven.

    We need these romantic farces to restore our faith in love somehow. A classic fairy tale. Beautiful writing and acting— and one of the most intoxicating endings I’ve ever seen. Lovely.

  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★½

    Every minute of it is so deliciously thrilling and hypnotic. Each episode injects a new dose of bizarre and complexity to the overall narrative and to the characters, and it was just remarkable to behold. Endless fucking layers. Genuinely one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen. Eerie, confounding, wildly addictive, superbly acted. Rachel Weisz working on a different level, and I’ve got to mention the mesmerizing Michael McKean who is extraordinary in a peculiar, memorable, and terrifying small role. Only one question remains— where the fuck is the Rachel Weisz’s Emmy?

    You’re the human equivalent of fucking herpes. 

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  • Sound of Freedom

    Sound of Freedom

    ½

    Pretty much one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Trump cult followers will have a blast, though.

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    I’m not gonna sit here and say this is the most WTF movie I’ve seen, but it is very smart, subversive and incredibly well-written. You will not guess where this movie goes. Quite a treat for horror fans, and the storytelling approach it’s absolutely wonderful to experience. I suspect Barbarian is gonna take some hard criticism from mainstream audiences, but there’s some brilliant entertainment to be had here. This movie is alive and free to surprise us.