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  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    First time in a movie theater since March 10, 2020.
    (takes a deep breath, respectful silence, full stop)

    Ok, so of course Clint Eastwood has always been an archetipical movie screen presence, and his filmography is like a study on the thin frontier that separates archetypes and actual people, and how cinema presents a perfect (yet challenging) tool to push this boundary one way or another. Hence the many (mostly misguided) complaints about estereotypical supporting characters but also the delight…

  • King Car

    King Car

    Plot tries to get in the way here and there, and the social commentary eventually bogs down some moments but the delirious bits easily overcome that. The more physical parts, specially those incarnated in Matheus Nachtergaele deliciously unhinged presence (the most Denis Lavant bit we've seen in a while), are really pleasurable and keep us engaged throughout.

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  • The Woman Who Ran

    The Woman Who Ran

    Which woman is running? From where and to where? There could be a simple answer since Kim Minhee's character who serves almost as the guide for the film as she moves around being away from her husband for a few days for the first time in years. But on her "girl's day out" she will meet other women who might also be running even if they are standing still in their spaces (men are almost completely absent - or it…

  • Siberia

    Siberia

    Willem Dafoe is isolated in a distant place with another man. Except this time it's not Robert Pattison but himself - or his brother. But soon delirium, alcohol and paranoia settle in and quite literally away we go.

    From there, "Siberia" is up for anything in what has the strange taste of a testament film by a man looking back at his life and the many failures from it. The film mixes many different registers, some familiar to Ferrara and…