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  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★½

    Acclaimed by some and hated by others. The Souvenir is a movie where both points of view are perfectly understandable.
    The cloudy and grainy cinematography by David Raedeker is gorgeous in how it conveys the feeling of watching an old memory on-screen, as well as it's use of space (with some stunning shots involving the use mirrors) and stills of nature spread across the film, are equally impressive.
    The acting by Tom Burke (playing Anthony, a charismatic yet arrogant and…

  • Batman: Hush

    Batman: Hush

    ★★½

    Batman: Hush is a classic in terms of comics, not necessarily because of it's story as it does become convoluted, but has plenty of iconic moments, juggles a huge roster of DC characters without collapsing while still managing to be a personal story for Batman, and as the cherry on top, has Jim Lee's beautiful art that adds to the noir-ish narrative and to Bruce's as well, with beautiful oiled painted flashbacks to his childhood.
    The movie does the job…

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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★½

    A flawlessly executed drama thriller. Director Lee Chang Dong has crafted an intelligent story that during the first half may seem to be a set-up for a melodramatic love triangle (a well written and subtle one nonetheless), yet seamlessly takes a more sinister turn in the second half, with the deeper themes of today's youth and class dynamics always present on the background.
    All the 3 main performances are excellent and very nuanced in giving you as little or as…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★

    A filler episode this is. Stretched out to make more films and more cash.
    Redeemable qualities include the visual effects and action sequences which were very creative, the acting by Eddie Redmayne who brings his usual nervous and awkward charisma to Newt, Jude Law as Dumbledore was wonderful and worthy of the role left by Harris and Gambon, and Johnny Depp was good. He had a fantastic opening sequence that set up Grindelwald to be this forced to be reckoned…