Sebastian

Favorites are the best first-time watches from last month

Favorite films

  • The World of Apu
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Time of the Gypsies
  • Terrorizers

Recent activity

All
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    ★★★★

  • The Mountain

    ★★★

  • A Fantastic Woman

    ★★★★

Recent reviews

More
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    This is a ridiculous, absurd, over-the-top film that should have not worked in any universe, but it did. You may call that a statistical inevitability.

    I believe the secret of its success is that all these extravagance is actually grounded on an equally eclectic, but surprisingly firm, philosophical base.

    We live in a fragmented world where everything is accessible, where we can go everywhere, and do anything all at once. That's not fiction, is a consequence of diverse elements like…

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    ★★★★

    This is the first one of the series I haven't watched before. Here's a few quick thoughts:

    - You can see Cuarón's influence in a more creative camera, after the repetitive shot-reverse shot dynamic that had become so tiresome in the first two entries.
    - J.K. Rowling is the queen of deus ex machina and plot twists without foreshadowing.
    - I know later things get complicated between Snape and Dumbledore, but as of this point, Lupin is the only professor…

Popular reviews

More
  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Although The Northman attempts at twisting the revenge story multiple times, and holds the rare distinction of being grounded on both admirable historicity and otherworldly mythology, I feel this is the first time Robert Eggers doesn't quite accomplish his vision to a full extent. I can't really pinpoint particular aspects that I found off. Overall, this is a great film, but I felt it lacked something important deep down.

  • The Mountain

    The Mountain

    ★★★

    I think minimalism plays in detriment of the narrative, which comes out as disconnected and unnatural. Only in the very last seconds The Mountain reaches enough cohesion to let its topics shine with all the beauty and subtlety it aimed for.