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In war, fathers bury their sons: Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson indulges in his biggest obsessions as a filmmaker and creates a magnificent film that couldn’t have been made by anyone else…


We’re stealing from the bank: Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

With intense performances from its great cast, David Mackenzie’s neo-Western is an effective combination of adrenaline, humor and melancholy…


Just ’cause it’s the way, doesn’t make it right: Hidden Figures

In times when an escapist musical such as La La Land is being widely lauded as the film “we all need right now,” Hidden Figures is essential viewing…


Fits of mania, narcissism and power failure: High-Rise

High-Rise

With this colossal disaster, Ben Wheatley proves again that he is a terrible director who has gotten a lot more attention than he deserved…


I remember everything: Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

This decent but familiar return to the thrilling action of the original trilogy delivers what it sets out to, even if that is not really ambitious…


And here’s to the fools who dream: La La Land

La La Land

La La Land is a lovely and colorful tribute to old classic Hollywood musicals, even though it doesn’t have what it takes to be just as memorable…


A very, very long way home: Lion

Lion

Despite the extraordinary story that it tells and a great beginning, Lion is an uneven drama that makes up for its flaws with a beautiful ending…


That would be absurd: The Lobster

The Lobster

Lanthimos wants to provoke us with an absurdist satire so rich in layers it will probably leave you thinking about it long after it is over…


I can’t beat it, I’m sorry: Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea is a sensitive character study that feels profoundly human and finds an enviable balance between drama and humor…


Purification dates from back: Moolaadé

Moolaadé

Ousmane Sambène makes a daring and important statement against female genital mutilation and speaks for the necessity of change and modernization…


In moonlight, black boys look blue: Moonlight

Moonlight

More impressive and important than the beautiful story that Moonlight wants to tell is the elegant and delicate way that it does that…


Your money better be fast: Money Monster

Money Monster

Highly entertaining and well acted, Money Monster keeps us on the edge of our seats with a tense plot, even if it becomes too implausible…


Humans are complicated beasts: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Even though it boasts a great cast, stunning visual effects and a promising premise, A Monster Calls is too dark and a missing opportunity…


As astronaut I visited planets: Neon Bull

Neon Bull

In his second film, Gabriel Mascaro continues to display a splendid discipline as a storyteller and creates a wonderful drama that defies gender roles…


A diamond in a sea of glass: The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

Stunning, hypnotic and intoxicating, The Neon Demon is however a mess without structure, devoid of meaning and with no idea how to end…


It was bound to happen: Nocturama

Nocturama

Nocturama is not only a gripping (and tense) drama/thriller but also a fascinating narrative exercise whose strength turns out to be its main weakness…


American crime dossier: O.J.: Made in America

O.J.: Made in America

A must-see eight-hour documentary that probes into an American crime and the cultural and social causes that made this shocking case possible…


They’ll come after you: Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

A lesser John le Carré adaptation that believes to be a smart espionage film but is unfortunately silly, predictable and a lame pile of clichés…


All you gotta do is smile that smile: Patrik, Age 1.5

Patrik, Age 1.5

Elevated by charming performances and with a delightful sense of humor, Patrik, Age 1.5 is an adorable film about love and acceptance…


That’s what my heart yearns for now: Pride

Thirty years after the events depicted, Pride is an inspiring film about the importance of solidarity and courage to fight for justice in our world…