Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Spoiler-free judgment.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Continuing the process of mirroring the original trilogy movie by movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) is a send-off of The Empire Strikes Back (1981), albeit a feeble one. Though it supplies some entertaining action-adventure and strikes emotional notes as characters find closure to their arcs, as a “dark middle” for the new trilogy it’s quite tame.

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Review: You Were Never Really Here (2017)

There’re still monsters in the shadows.

by Antonio Cabello Ruiz-Barrecos

Review of You Were Never Really Here (2017), directed by Lynne Ramsay. USA.

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Review: 120 Beats Per Minute (2017)

An exercise in cinematographical activism.

by Antonio Cabello Ruiz-Barrecos

Review of 120 Beats Per Minute (“120 battements par minute”, 2017), directed by Robin Campillo. France.

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 4: Western, Wajib, Invisible & The First Lap

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we continue to review the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. The final round-up includes Western (Valeska Grisebach, Germany), Wajib (Annemarie Jacir, Palestine), Invisible (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina) and The First Lap (Kim Dae-Hwan, South Korea).

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MDQ Fest Round-Up 3: Lucky, Disaster Artist, Shape of Water and Outrage: Coda

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and today we cover movies being shown outside competition: Lucky (John Carroll Lynch, USA), The Disaster Artist (James Franco, USA), The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, USA) & Outrage: Coda (Takeshi Kitano, Japan).

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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Imperfect, cornered and wounded.

by Antonio Cabello Ruiz-Barrecos

Review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), directed by Martin McDonagh. UK / USA.

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