Manuel Uberti

Manuel Uberti

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  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★½

    If the joke's on me for believing in this, I deserve it. What is it even trying to say? What exactly is it attacking? This is dull not only because it doesn't know what to aim for, but because it states nothing more obvious than that.

  • Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter

    ★★½

    It would be interesting to understand how much control Anderson did get on this, because there are moments where I just couldn't see him behind the camera. An example of this comes very early in the film: in the opening sequence the use of rather uninteresting digital effects creates an anonymous spectacle. Anderson has always been able to root artificiality in his vision of humanity, were it mundane or not. Here artificiality comes first, mostly nullifying human beings by reducing…

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  • The Unchanging Sea

    The Unchanging Sea

    ★★★★★

    How can you film longing for somebody combined with the idea and (at the same time!) the actual fact of time going by? Don't worry, Griffith already did it.

  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★★★½

    One of the most visually daring films I've seen in recent years, this is also a marvellous experiment in giving up narrative clues for the sake of trying new forms of story-telling. It doesn't care about the comfortable position of the viewer. Instead, it keeps pushing and pushing them outside the boundaries they are accustomed to while ignoring their pride. No wonder most were repelled, there is almost nothing here of the cinema we have been used to in the…