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|75 74%||Mass (2021) - Jan 23, 2022
"Simple mise-en-scène with theatrical style and a brilliant screenplay. It's actually impressive that it's an original story. It's an exercise of alterity and empathy. Both couples share their personal stories which are incredibly painful. The story truly pictures real characters with depth."
|70 59%||The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) - Jan 16, 2022|
|53 24%||Being the Ricardos (2021) - Jan 15, 2022
"it's visually well crafted but the plot is just uninteresting; in general very good acting performances."
|55 26%||Don't Look Up (2021) - Dec 29, 2021
"In general it's entertaining; the movie relies on the edition and composition (incorporating different styles, techniques and social languages), most of the time it works; still, it has some low points, where the narrative loses strenght. Storywise, what really shows is NA's self-centeredness and how, for someone that looks from the outside, NA looks like a different reality. The satirical tone seems like an attempt to not be taken seriously, a strategy to protect itself from any criticism."
|65 45%||King Richard (2021) - Dec 26, 2021|
|60 34%||The Power of the Dog (2021) - Dec 24, 2021
"The direction is capable of creating a tense atmosphere and uncomfortable moments/situations. The story portrays a perspective about masculinity and behaviour:it is suggested that the character hides his sexuality and behaves like he does as a way to protect himself from his insecurities. It's basically a story to point out that behaviour can be influenced by the surroundings, and that feelings and dispositions can be hidden. The down point: it's presented as a manifesto and a generalization."
|60 34%||Belfast (2021) - Dec 20, 2021
"The tone of the story can be seen as a representation of the facts through the eyes of the young boy. This would justify some of acting, the joyfulness of the kids, and it also helps understand the characters affections and feelings. But, still, the tone creates a sense of shallowness, which prevents the story from actually looking credible and being emotionally effective. The movie attempts to show a historical real life story, but it feels like a cheap fictionalization of reality."
|65 45%||tick, tick... BOOM! (2021) - Dec 12, 2021|
|50 18%||Procession (2021) - Nov 26, 2021
"Some of the staged scenes create a very unconfortable feeling (specially the one with the boy in the bedroom). There's a sense of injustice that to a certain extent is justified, but the movie constantly suggests that the justice that was not delivered as wished is necessarily a consequence of bad will, omission or the desire to protect an institution (cover-up) - in some cases this surely is true, but this should not be presumed in all cases."
|65 45%||Zeros and Ones (2021) - Nov 21, 2021
"J.J. talks to the camera, much of what happens is displayed as recorded events. There isn't a clear narrative plot, the goal is to show circunstances. There's confusion, paranoia, in some moments the character shows piety and care, in other he searches for drugs and sex; he's not a moral hero. This happens in a militarized world where he is watched either by enemies or the state."