Lucrecia Martel’s adaptation of Antonio di Benedetto’s novel “Zama” is a costume drama that echoes with rich existential poetry, but what works in the form of written language doesn’t translate on the screen.
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In this very sparse drama by Raul Arevalo, the inevitability of whats coming next is what truly resonates in the film.
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“Romina” by Diego Cohen is a true red herring of bad movies of 2018. Unusual, remarkable pile of crap.
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“Girl”, a debut feature by Lukas Dhont, is a tremendously executed drama about self-acceptance.
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The Korean “Burning” is a slow-paced, hypnotising tale about the vanity of life, blended in a mix of psychological drama and crime thriller.
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A surreal stop-motion animated film, which reflects the distress of the Chilean dictatorship.
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This Brazilian story uses a Joanna d’Arc kind of heroine, who strives to save local community from losing their homes before the Olympic Games in 2016. Apparently, she also turns into a walking mould.
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Spike Lee’s anti-racism manifesto is an emotionally packed drama, enriched by sharp dialogues and prominent acting. It’s as exhilarating and uncanny as sad and hope-devastating.
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Ciro Guerra’s impeccable visual artistry is the strongest feature of “Birds Of Passage”, but the rest quickly consumes its entire fuel reserves.
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A black community’s ode to the oppressing government written by a white person. What could go wrong?
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“Sicario: Day Of The Soldado” is a loose reference to Denis Villeneuve’s thrilling masterpiece. As a standalone film, it makes a decent B-entry, but as a continuity of “Sicario” from 2015, it’s an absolute misfire.
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When you try too hard to create a sci-fi masterpiece, you eventually direct a film exactly like “Annihilation”.
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