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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★½

    Short and simple: It won’t knock your socks off, but it’ll keep you entertained. On the other hand, it must be said that it reaches a narrative anticlimax (and as such contradicts their agenda, IF they have one) and the dialogue could have been less explanatory.
    Tears were dropped with this version of the Marvel logo.

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    ★★★

    An adequate script that doesn’t fall into an easy demonization of its lead character but is also smart in not making us empathize with her. The subtle progression exercised from one point of empathy to the other stands out as one of the most noticeable aspects of its narrative flow.

    An adequate script can result in an adequate movie, but Lizzie takes that a couple steps further, mostly because of the confidence found in the performances of Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, led by the equally confident staging and blocking of director Craig William MacNeill.

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  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★½

    The camera work and production design succeeds in putting you into the mindset and viewpoint of someone who took LSD. The cast stands out as dancers but are just adecuate as performers. Is not until halfway through the runtime that the film picks up speed tension-wise but is, to some extent, forgiven, since it was the intention to depict the craziness of an acid induced state, and an honest depiction of such needs a certain level of disorder.

  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★★

    Script-wise, the first half is well sustained, delivering daring moments of dark humour. The second half, in the other hand, fails to retain that momentum.

    Acting-wise, Christian Bale dominates confidently the lead role put on his shoulders, closely followed by an Amy Adams that never stays behind.

    On the technical side of things, the cinematography and production design are sober but take a back seat to the film editing, which is sharp and rich with symbolism.