Facu

25
Film student/enthusiast
Hopefully not a film bro tho

Favorite films

  • Children of Men
  • Zodiac
  • Enemy
  • Coherence

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  • Black Narcissus

    ★★★

  • Spider-Man 3

    ★★★★

  • Spider-Man

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★½

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  • Black Narcissus

    Black Narcissus

    ★★★

    2021 Criterion Challenge
    12. 1940s
    Progress 24/52
    The fantastic cinematography and production design (especially the creative and breathtaking uses of matte paintings) are the real highlight, in an otherwise ordinary film.
    There's nothing outright bad about Black Narcissus per se, just a lack of connection I had with the story. The pacing was quite slow at times as well, and there weren't any particulary interesting developments until the last 25 minutes, which were actually pretty thrilling, and did elevate the…

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★★

    The infamous Spider-Man 3...
    It's messy, weird, has some questionable storytelling decisions, severely suffers from studio interference, it has Topher Grace...
    It's also much better than given credit for.
    There's a surprsing amount of dramatic scenes where characters just talk to eachother. Raimi's trilogy clearly cares about its characters and their issues, even when they may, almost randomly, act like an asshole (Peter).
    This is still an action film though, and this one has some of the best set-pieces in…

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  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★★½

    I know I'm watching these in the most random order, but I wasn't planning on a marathon so whatever.
    It's amazing how Raimi understands how to properly do a comic book film. How he embraces head-on the goofier elements of comic books, as well as the serious ones, and blends them expertly. How he cares about the characters and, despite the superhero elements surrounding it, how real and grounded the world feels.
    The introduction of Peter, the spider bite, him…

  • Save Ralph

    Save Ralph

    ★★½

    The intention is good, as is the animation, but this feels pretty short-sided.
    You can't just put the responsibility on the individual to solve this issue, when it is a clear example of the flaws, and purpose, of capitalism.