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  • The Return of Frank James

    The Return of Frank James

    ★★★★½

    "It's just like my pappy said: there ain't no law for poor folks except the end of a gun"

    An essential companion piece, a film that cannot survive but in light of the 1939 masterpiece and that strengthens the narrative spun by Henry King's take on the Jesse James myth. That film opens with some of the most spellbinding and horrific scenery, the railroad's predatory attempts at stealing land from homesteaders and the rural poor at gunpoint, backed by the…

  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    ½

    PLOT TWIST why the fuck did I watch this again

  • After Maria

    After Maria

    ½

    Insólito, más que mera decepción, una vergüenza. Mientras que El Nuevo Día publica una entrevista en donde se le hacen a la señora Hallgren preguntas de relleno al borde de parodia, el pueblo puertorriqueño demostró el repudio masivo hacia la insinceridad de un documental que no merece pertenecer a ese género. 

    Si el intento era dar a luz las condiciones de los ciudadanos americanos de Puerto Rico, ¿por qué la señora Hallgren, con su “herencia puertorriqueña”, no se enrolló las…

  • Scarface

    Scarface

    ★★★½

    “Precisely as Marxists, in the interests of our fidelity to Marx's work, we should identify Marx's mistake: he perceived how capitalism unleashed the breathtaking dynamics of self-enhancing productivity—see his fascinated descriptions of how, in capitalism, 'all things solid melt into thin air', of how capitalism is the greatest revolutionizer in the entire history of humanity; on the other hand, he also clearly perceived how this capitalist dynamics is propelled by its own inner obstacle or antagonism — the ultimate limit…

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★½

    No fake shit 
    Prends ma main, la vie est plus belle dans mon spaceship

  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

    ★★★★½

    I got lots of swag and I be feelin' hurt
    Walk up in the bank like John Dillinger
    Rainbows, I'm willin' to splurge
    After you've gone I'm still on the Earth
    No, no, no you can't get my bank roll
    Slow, slow, slow this cup got me slow
    Low, low, low shawty bring it to the floor (get low)
    Oh, oh, oh SBE in this bitch got more (Sad Boys)

    Ski mask, shawty, girl, whatever you like (you like)
    Moncler…

  • Youth Without Youth

    Youth Without Youth

    ★★★★

    "—The difficulty of grounding the cited claim may of course be great—it is well known that Schopenhauer himself did not succeed—: and whoever has thoroughly sensed how insipidly false and sentimental this claim is, in a world whose essence is will to power—might allow himself to be reminded that Schopenhauer, although a pessimist, actually— played the flute. . . . Daily, after dinner: just read his biographer on this point. And incidentally: a pessimist, a denier of God and the…

  • Youth Without Youth

    Youth Without Youth

    ★★★★½

    what happens when you give immanuel kant superpowers

  • Mile 22

    Mile 22

    ★★★★

    For me, easily the most overlooked and misunderstood film of the year, and while its disjointed editing might draw criticism towards Berg for insufficient control over his own aesthetic, the functional purpose of such a style at conveying the fragmented, dangerous lives of these individuals trumps any other concerns. As if the thematic of this film would do well with any kind of drawn-out, wide-angle shots of hand-to-hand combat...

    A movie so brutal and cynical in its outlook that its…

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★★★

    Fight for your life

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★★★

    This slaps

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★★

    “La transgression excède sans le détruire un monde profane, dont elle est le complément. La société humaine n’est pas seulement le monde du travail. Simultanément—ou successivement—le monde profane et le monde sacré la composent, qui en sont les deux formes complémentaires. Le monde profane est celui des interdits. Le monde sacré s’ouvre à des transgressions limitées.”
    -George Bataille 

    Alongside Youth Without Youth, Coppola’s great ode to magic and miracles in an age of disenchantment. What struck me most on this…