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I did plenty of things yesterday, but the most relevant was catching up with films.

So I finally watched Captain Marvel and A Fantastic Woman. Oh and also a movie I watched at the cinema nineteen years ago, Billy Elliot.


When the saw Billy Elliot back in the year 2000, I was mesmerised by Jamie Bell prodigious performance and I thought he would become a huge movie star. But that didn’t really happened…

When Billy Elliot was  made a musical in London, the main child actor in the 2008 cast was as remarkable as Jamie Bell. However, this kid, unlike Jamie Bell, became a big movie star… This kid was Tom Holland.

Billy Elliot is a timeless contemporary classic on individualism countering hypermasculinity through a quite energetically pursuing kid while being conflicted and affected by the dysfunctional state of his fragile, harsh family.

Charming, beautiful and epic!



Captain Marvel was ok, not great, but much better that what I expected, which wasn’t much. It’s a decent popcorn flick.

The balance of serious and humour seemed forced, and Brie’s performance was meh as usual. Although the powers were spot on.

Captain Marvel was in my opinion the most powerful Marvel character until her powers got stolen by Rogue from the X-Men.

The supporting cast and the awesome 90s soundtrack really saved the film for me.

The star of the show for me was the cat, funny how a for legged creature gets the best laugh in the whole movie.

Ok film, but Marvel’s mediocre answer to DC’s Wonder Woman.



Une Mujer Fantastica is a Chilean film about a transgender nightclub singer (Marina) that comes under suspicion when her much older lover (Orlando) dies suddenly. After being harassed and threatened by her late boyfriend’s vengeful relatives and the police, she must defend her rights as both Orlando’s partner and as a human being.

This movie won the Oscar for best international film last year.

Somehow the sad reality of heavy discrimination against transgender people. 

A fantastic movie!

It’s been over two years since we found out that Brie Larson would be doing what many have done before her by turning their Oscar around and whispering “You don’t need to see this” as they signed a contract for a big-budget superhero movie.

And now Brie is playing Captain Marvel in her own movie.  But she looks more like Captain Mehrvel ready for Halloween on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

I gotta be honest, I don’t like Brie. I find he boring and not believable in most of her roles.

Captain Marvel isn’t scheduled for release until March of 2019, so this will have to satisfy conformist nerds until then.

I don’t know if it’s the hair, but she looks like a basic office assistant randomly put in a latex suit. She’s meh, but make that coin, girl.

That said, I’m not excited whatsoever about this. But it’s what it is. I guess…

room-2015I watched Room with Connor last night. 1 word: Intense!

Room is a masterwork that tells a story of captivity (kidnapping) and the wonders of the real world. Its a very sad story, but also a hopeful one. Brie Larson is a revelation. Her dark, truthful, scared and emotional performance is something truly fascinating. On the other hand Jacob Tremblay further proves my belief that child actors can truly make our jaws drop.

The young Canadian actor deserves all the praise in the world for his heartwarming and complex performance, completely capturing the mindset of a young boy being introduced to the world for the first time.

They both really worked perfectly together.

Thought this movie is fictional, there are so many real stories like this one. I guess it’s safe to say the author got inspired by any of those horrific events.

That said, where’s Jacob’s Tremblay Oscar nomination? this kid was impeccable in his role. Why is the dumb Oscars underestimating this young actor performance? The Oscars are not only soooo white, they’re also soooo stupid! Great movie.