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I will stay with you: The Red Turtle

A gor­geous an­i­mat­ed film that doesn’t need words to pro­found­ly move us, mak­ing it re­al­ly hard to keep our eyes dry while watch­ing it…


Don’t give up on your dreams: The Rider

De­spite lack­ing in dra­mat­ic in­ten­si­ty like its non-pro­fes­sion­al lead­ing ac­tor, The Rid­er is a per­cep­tive char­ac­ter study that blends fact and fic­tion…


Rebellions are built on hope: Rogue One

Rogue One

A great movie that came out at a per­fect mo­ment for this kind of sto­ry, when it seems like a lot of peo­ple have for­got­ten what Star Wars is about…


Are you ready to get wet, Dr. Adams?: The Shallows

The Shallows

This sol­id and ef­fec­tive sur­vival thriller may not be Jaws, but it de­liv­ers quite well the thrills it aims for and has an ex­cit­ing cli­max…


You failed the living for the dead: Son of Saul

Son of Saul

Even though it is a true les­son in tech­nique and di­rec­tion, Son of Saul de­served to have a more in­ter­est­ing pro­tag­o­nist with bet­ter mo­ti­va­tions…


To save you from yourselves: Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Af­ter pre­tend­ing so hard to be about a lot more than that, this Star Trek re­boot fran­chise fi­nal­ly comes out of the clos­et as what it is: ac­tion…


Like the Vale of Shadows: Stranger Things

Stranger Things

A re­fresh­ing homage to the ‘80s (es­pe­cial­ly Steven Spielberg’s movies) that will be pure nos­tal­gia for those who grew up in that decade…


Everyone has a weakness: Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

When fi­nan­cial am­bi­tions are the main dri­ving force be­hind a movie in­stead of any real tal­ent, there is no way you can hide your in­com­pe­tence…


If we could tell a film: This Is Not a Film

This Is Not a Film

Un­der house ar­rest, Iran­ian film­mak­er Ja­far Panahi cre­ates a pow­er­ful hu­man­ist man­i­festo against cen­sor­ship and lack of free­dom of speech in his coun­try…


Hate begets greater anger: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Re­ly­ing on a won­der­ful cast, Mar­tin Mc­Don­agh cre­ates a film full of com­pas­sion about lost char­ac­ters strug­gling to find mean­ing for their wrecked ex­is­tences…


I don’t always have time either: Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

With two ex­cep­tion­al cen­tral per­for­mances, this pro­found­ly nu­anced char­ac­ter study shouldn’t have been so over­looked at the Fes­ti­val of Cannes…


You are the only one: A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

De­spite its great per­for­mances and the rel­e­vance of the sto­ry it wants to tell, A Unit­ed King­dom is per­haps a bit too con­ven­tion­al to be mem­o­rable…


ʻCos I love my jazz hot: Victor Victoria

Victor Victoria

Blake Ed­wards cre­ates an au­da­cious comedy/musical that de­fies con­ven­tions and finds a per­fect bal­ance be­tween slap­stick and so­phis­ti­cat­ed hu­mor…


Until the gorilla wants to stop: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

As sur­pris­ing as it may be for a film about the war in Afghanistan, Whiskey Tan­go Fox­trot finds a re­mark­able bal­ance be­tween com­e­dy and se­ri­ous­ness…


I used to want to save the world: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

With Won­der Woman, the DC Ex­tend­ed Uni­verse fi­nal­ly shows us that it can be a match to Mar­vel af­ter a se­ries of for­get­table movies…


I want you to hurt them: You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

De­fy­ing ex­pec­ta­tions with an atyp­i­cal hit­man thriller, Lynne Ram­say cre­ates a sur­pris­ing char­ac­ter study that ben­e­fits from an ex­cep­tion­al per­for­mance by Joaquin Phoenix…