Favorite Films are recent first watches that I loved.
Completely mesmerized and awestruck by the tender moments of the first part. His way of telling stories is full of texture from special moments that are so calm yet full of life. The sound of the rain falling, taking solace in one’s companion; a little story about greed, resting your head in someone’s lap. In this part, I see a reluctance to exercise Love, to prohibit giving in to nature’s primal instincts, be it by your own fears and doubts…
Going contextless, as I do with the majority of films I watch, to Hou Hsiao-hsien’s films are hard but very interesting experiences because they are contextless themselves: it’s a cinema that shows and doesn’t tell, a cinema in which that maxim is followed firmly.
Daughter of the Nile’s oblique narrative unfurls the right amount of exposition and you’re left trying to make sense primarily of the exterior aspects of the story—what’s happening—, and secondly trying to figure out the interior—their…
We're presented with the story of María who is escaping from someone who we hear is making harm to her. And we don't know for sure what's happening throughout the film, as we see María taking solace in an abandoned house and making a family with two pigs from her farm. But this is all told through impressive animation that dissects, quite literally, the deep roots that hide this story.
It's tricky watching something that hasn't been done in cinema.…
My first Altman! Such a mood. Enigmatic from the get-go and very suggestive camerawork. Smooth movements that end in weird places, extreme close-ups, the warping effect of glass and raindrops; everything aimed to reveal the psyche of the characters: isolated, stray; a slow-burner for sure that won't disappoint (at least formally).
My mind was in space, suspended on a silent and cold momentum when the credits started to roll, then, just seconds later, I came back to earth, and it was all sounds and lights and warmth. Well, if you haven't watched Gravity, prepare yourself to let go.
When I watched Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men, it felt like magic. With Gravity is the same feeling all over again, and all over the entire length of the…
«Listen up, we have been boarded by armed pirates. If they find you, remember, you know this ship, they don't. Stick together and we'll be all right. Good luck.»
Captain Phillips is, as everyone already knows, the intense portrayal of a tragic true story; with a minimalist approach, the film follows the events of the Maersk Alabama hijacking. It is the story of a ship crew that found themselves terrified and threatened by Somali pirates looking for money.…