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  • EO

    ★★★½

  • The Origin of Evil

    ★½

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★½

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  • On the Path

    On the Path

    ★★★★★

    You’re now a religious expert? You used to vomit from drink at grandma’s house. Now you preach?

    Having been impressed by her Quo vadis, Aida? (2020), I’m now exploring other works of Jasmila Žbanić, a talented director and writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    I have to say that I wasn’t prepared (well, not that one can or should be, really) how deeply I would be moved by On the Path and its underlying message.

    Being out-and-out secular humanist myself, I found this to be such…

  • X&Y

    X&Y

    ★★★★★

    Near genius (imho) !

    A stellar Scandinavian A-list cast and a movie that had me at hello.

    It’s somewhat hard to describe, I can only drop some of my personal associations that crossed my mind: Touch Me Not (2018), Dogville (2003), I’m Not There (2008)Daisy Diamond (2007), Festen (1998) and a Dogme 95 ethos, sort of... all that as an experiment exploring gender, sexuality, our alter egos - our three identities: who we truly are, who we would like to be and…

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  • EO

    EO

    ★★★½

    The Jury Prize winner - shared with The Eight Mountains (2022) - at the Cannes in 2022.

    This newest movie from Jerzy Skolimowski, a renowned Polish director, made me realise 2 things: a) I continue to fail keeping my publicly made promises (via my reviews) of “I will defo check out more movies from this director” and b) the world of cinema is destined to fail to ever make a happy and light-hearted movie featuring a donkey.

    Actually, I made…

  • The Origin of Evil

    The Origin of Evil

    ★½

    Merde… or shite, if you like.

    By looking at the Letterboxd poster, one might think it’s almost the spitting image that of the Knives Out (2019) family gathering photo. Having watched the movie, there are also similarities narrative-wise, somewhat remote though.

    The whole plot and its development left me disinterested and “meh” from start to finish. It’s billed as a thriller but gave me no thrills nor moments of suspense whatsoever. Nada.

    As I’m not that inspired to add anything…

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  • The Match Factory Girl

    The Match Factory Girl

    ★★★★½

    I'd prefer a girl, but if you want a boy, I'll want one, too. For a girl, you can buy such pretty clothes and boys are always interested in rough games like ice hockey.

    Kaurismäki, Kaurismäki…my friend.

    Is it just me but sometimes it does feel as if all of his movies I’ve seen are now this one big ginormous Kaurismäki movie in my head, a single movie of his cinematic Universe, rather than individual movies and stories?

    Also, I…

  • A Dog's Will

    A Dog's Will

    What a load of crap. I could barely handle 15 minutes of it.

    Might go back and finish it, though. In 2030 perhaps, once I've made a considerable dent in my Watchlist and there is only American Pie left to watch.

    Clearly, propped up (in terms of Letterboxd, where it's #20 and IMDB ratings) by fake accounts, even though it has apparently won some local (in native Brazil) awards.

    Stay away.