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: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Tom Ford’s enigmatic new movie is a nightmare incarnate.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Nocturnal Animals is a strange, unnerving kind of movie that suggests the oppressiveness of a nightmare without turning to surrealistic imagery or other such dreamlike tropes. Like a nightmare, it railroads its protagonist on a fatalistic journey where everything entails terrible things, and things seem to play out for the worst. It’s exploitative, less for what it shows and more because of how it toys with our emotions.

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