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  • Ludwig
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • In a Year with 13 Moons

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  • Confessions of an Opium Eater

    ★★★★

  • Lola Montès

    ★★★★½

  • Güeros

    ★★★★½

  • Throw Down

    ★★★★

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  • Confessions of an Opium Eater

    Confessions of an Opium Eater

    ★★★★

    "When the dreams of the dark idle, monstrous phenomena move forever forward wild, barbarous, capricious into the great yawning darkness to be fixed for centuries in secret rooms. De Quincey the idol, De Quincey the pagan priest. To be worshipped, to be sacrificed. What is a dream and what is reality? Sometimes a man's life can be a nightmare, other times, cannot a nightmare be life? This voices I heard, were they the voices of men or some strange imitation…

  • Lola Montès

    Lola Montès

    ★★★★½

    You cannot simply sum up a life of endless adventure and romance only through its most sensational events, and leave the "minor" intricacies behind... but of course that doesn't sell tickets! Perhaps the greatest tragedy of Ophüls' very last effort, which was already plagued by an air of resignation, fatalism even, right from the start, is that we see the eponymous Lola Montes—a strong-willed, determined woman—willfully fall under the spell of spectacle, and end up selling her image and story…

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  • Fox and His Friends

    Fox and His Friends

    ★★★★½

    "I have tried in my way to be free". I think we as viewers are, just like the rest of the characters in the film, underestimating Franz's character and wit a bit here by calling him naive or worse, after all, I genuinely believe he would outsmart you and I in any given situation out there in "real life". To me, his apparent passivity towards the things that happen to him, or rather the things that are done to him,…

  • Güeros

    Güeros

    ★★★★½

    “¡Puto cine mexicano! Agarran unos pinches pordioseros y filman en blanco y negro y dicen que ya están haciendo cine de arte. Y los chingados directores, no conformes con la humillación de la Conquista, todavía van al Viejo Continente y le dicen a los críticos franceses que nuestro país no es más que un nido de marranos, rotos, diabéticos, agachados, ratoneros, fraudulentos, traicioneros, malacopa, putañeros, acomplejados y precoces.”