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Favorite films

  • The Turin Horse
  • Landscape in the Mist
  • Stalker
  • Winter Sleep

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  • Sister Death

    ★★★½

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★½

  • Training Day

    ★★★★

  • Ice Age: Continental Drift

    ★★★

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  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★★

    Brilliantly bizarre

    There are certain films that put themselves on the list of masterpieces just for the way they are made and Angst is definitely one of them. The story is simple, but all the formal treatment that Gerald Kargl gives to the film is extremely elegant and unique and makes, by itself, the film have all that impact it has. It's amazing how well the camera dialogs with the frantic dynamics of the plot and creates a very harmonious…

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    A cinematographic monument

    I think that the most incredible aspect of the whole film (beyond of everything fantastic in it), is the way in which Tarr removes a tremendous evocative power from his images. It's a visual composition that does not end in itself, but that at the same time doesn't give in to the temptation to make everything explicit and didactic. In this sense, each shot has its own density that, within the atmospheric experience that the film provides,…

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  • Training Day

    Training Day

    ★★★★

    It manages to mediate well the satirical side of the caricatural aspect of the characters with the network of intrigues that the narrative presents. Trust these two poles to support the plot and deliver a very well constructed drama, with its comings and goings.

  • Sister Death

    Sister Death

    ★★★½

    The film has a rhythm that gives the viewer enough time to visualize all the elements that the plot builds. It works much better than Veronica, in that sense. Pretty surprising.

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  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★½

    What a tragic story, my friends! And it's absurd how Villeneuve manages to expose it so subtly, but in a very effective way. It manages to implement the drama very well (which, in fact, is the area in which I think his style works best, unlike films that require bigger dynamics, such as Sicario, for example), in order to move this temporal transit between the narrative arcs in a very natural way. The songs, the close-ups, the wide shots: everything…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    In the same time, it’s an art lesson and a life lesson. Film plays with this threshold between a classic approach and a romantic approach both in its narrative and in the way the film is filmed. It builds this relationship in a sublime way, conducting the shots and the reverse shots in order to reinforce these two poles: the classicist detail when focusing on the hands, the ears, the jaw; the romantic detachment present in the gradual concession to…