Favorite films

  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • M. Butterfly
  • Mind Game

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  • Piano Blues

    ★★★½

  • An Unfinished Life

    ★★½

  • Maid in Manhattan

    ★★½

  • The Last Picture Show

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  • Tricked

    Tricked

    ★★½

    What if Verhoeven directed a pilot for a sitcom? (In which everyone were showing the same kind of cheerfully perverse behaviour that permeates the dutchman's work). Well, this would be a possible answer. Tricked is an aborted interactive project, so watching it merely as a 50-minute feature is unfair. I'm giving credit to Verhoeven for trying to do something new, at least, but as it stands, it's a curiosity to watch for the shake of completism, mostly.

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★

    My life has become this: watching a movie in 5 sittings. I guess the wrong thing to do was choosing one that lasts 2 hours plus, but I was surprised that every night I was sitting for this, even knowing that being this exhausted during December would make me fall asleep soon, I wanted to watch it from the very beginnig again. The reason was simple: I was enjoying Oldman's controlled hamminess (if that makes sense), Reznor's score, some Fincher…

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  • The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama

    The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama

    I've been a fan of Peter Greenaway for a long time, but I've also reached a point in which I feel over with him: I know exactly what to expect from one piece by him and the experience tends to get exhausting at feature lenght (as much as I admire the machinations and ideas behind The Falls, its 3 hours of endless cataloguing are quite a test); sensory overload, an obssesion with encyclopedic lists, sex, death, social taboos, baroque and…

  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    ★★★½

    First complete viewing. I still remember watching the first part on TV when I was a teenager, but I had no recollection whatsoever of Mickey Rourke and Richard Crenna, which leads me to think that I never finished the film. Anyway, the first part is incredibly vivid in the details and for some reason a bunch of these have stuck with me over the years: the first time Hurt notices Turner; Ted Danson saying he had a dream so boring…