Review: Mindhunter (S01, 2017)

I would kill for you.

by Iñaki Oñate

Jeffrey Dahmer used to chop up his victims and put them in his refrigerator, right next to a tupper filled with waldorf salad. Why did he commit such horrible acts of psychotic rage? His victims were also his lovers: he would kill them in order to posses them forever. Killing them and cutting them into pieces was a way to ensure that they wouldn’t leave him or break his heart. Continue reading “Review: Mindhunter (S01, 2017)”

Review: Twin Peaks 2017 E06

“Don’t die, don’t die, don’t die.”

by Benjamín Harguindey

A weekly review of Twin Peaks, the 2017 revival of the 1990 cult classic. Created, produced and written by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Directed by David Lynch. Spoilers.

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Review: Big Little Lies (Pilot)

HBO’ss ready with a new series.

by Lisa Nieri

Big Little Lies has names like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern and James Tupper in its cast: A-list movie stars borrowed for the TV screen to tell the story of three women, more specifically three moms, facing the adversities of life.

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Review: Under the Shadow (2016)

An Iranian horror movie in the vein of The Babadook.

by Benjamín Harguindey

A remake of the Australian The Babadook (2014) – one of the few original indie horror films to break out into cult success these past few years – was almost bound to happen, but you probably thought you’d see the Hollywood version before Iran had a go at it. To be fair Under the Shadow (2016) isn’t exactly a remake, but it does take one too many cues from it.

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Review: Aquarius (2016)

Brazil’s 2nd #MDQFest entry houses a powerful female performance.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Continuing our coverage of the 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival – specifically the International Competition – today we review another Brazilian movie (following Marco Dutra’s The Silent Sky), Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho, which premiered earlier this year at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (causing some controversy while at it by publically denouncing the impeachment of then-president Dilma Rouseff).

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Review: La reconquista (2016)

The evolution of Spanish filmmaker Jonás Trueba.

by Marina González

La reconquista (The Reconquest, 2016) participated in the official selection of the 64th San Sebastián Film Festival; now the Spanish movie competes in the 31st edition of the Mar de Plata International Film Festival, as part of the International Competition lineup.

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Review: Don’t Breathe (2016)

In the land of the dark, the silver screen is king.

By Iñaki Oñate

Uruguayan film director (and Sam Raimi prótegé) Federico Álvarez reminds us of the power of cinema with an outstanding horror film that reinvigorates not only the genre but the possibilities of storytelling.

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