The sheer volume of cameos can't quite distract from the paucity of laughs.
THE DAUGHTER ★★★★★
An eviscerating, superbly calibrated family drama.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-daughter.html
Tomás (Javier Cámara) helps his dying best friend Julián (Ricardo Darín) put his house in order. Witty and effortlessly moving.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/truman.html
The opening and closing shots are anomalies, evidencing flair absent from the rest of the runtime.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/desierto.html
OUR LITTLE SISTER ★★★★★
Refined sentimentality can be a sublime lump-in-the-throat experience when in the hands of a master.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/our-little-sister.html
Filmaluation is an online magazine dedicated to arts culture, with a particular focus on film.
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- The unexpected
Brains and soul are key; but adrenaline junkies do not fret, we also love an experience that delivers a sucker-punch to the guts via stunningly delivered thrills.
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Verb, "to filmaluate”:
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