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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 wish somebody spoke his language: Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Wes An­der­son com­bines dif­fer­ent types of an­i­ma­tion in an adorably quirky homage to Aki­ra Kuro­sawa, even if he is not as suc­cess­ful in terms of sub­stance…


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…


I don’t want to be in the dark with you: Keep the Lights On

Keep the Lights On

Keep the Lights On is bru­tal­ly hon­est and dev­as­tat­ing like love can be when ru­ined by drug ad­dic­tion and by one person’s de­pen­dence on an­oth­er…


You won’t be able to move either: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Killing of a Sacred Deer

With The Killing of a Sa­cred Deer, Lan­thi­mos crafts a dar­ing, nerve-wrack­ing and shock­ing sto­ry of re­venge that ben­e­fits from fan­tas­tic per­for­mances…


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

Huge­ly en­ter­tain­ing and well act­ed, Mon­ey Mon­ster keeps us on the edge of our seats with a tense plot, al­though it also 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…


I wanna make a Paradise: mother!

mother!

Dar­ren Aronof­sky cre­ates a bril­liant eco­log­i­cal metaphor on Chris­tian­i­ty that could only di­vide its au­di­ence, fas­ci­nat­ing some while en­rag­ing oth­ers…


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…


Massive pervasive corruption: The Panama Papers

A well-in­ten­tioned — even if con­ven­tion­al — doc­u­men­tary that will be more in­for­ma­tive for those who know noth­ing or close to noth­ing about the sub­ject…


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…