Thursday screen

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Alive

Do this, do that. Find stability, keep stability. Follow. Join or else. Be like. Likewise. Like less. Keep it all in. Keep it all out. Don't think. Do thank. Have we all lost our minds?
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When love threatens an Empire

The true tale told in A United Kingdom is truly inspiring. It exposes a rotten world of political intrigue, but it makes you believe in the power of love, and, most importantly, in the power of ideas — like those of justice and equality. It makes you dream, yes: not as much because it tells you this could happen, but mostly because it tells you it did.
Bloodline

A compelling series of secrets

Bloodline is one of those addictive television series, well constructed and shaped, that doesn't seem to let you breath, so involved are you in the plot. But it is not fast paced, it is slow, as storytelling should be.
Moana

Sea me

There's a brave, independent princess-explorer; a self-absorbed tattooed semi-god; and a very dumb, annoying chicken. But what stroke me the most in Disney's feature animation Moana was the sea — so blue, so bright, so beautifully animated you could almost feel drops sprinkling out of the screen.
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The monster within

After watching A Monster Calls (2016), I was not only left crying, but also left unease, uncomfortable, as if punched in the stomach. For the truth the monster wants to grab hold of is too complex to grasp, too frightening to admit, and too real to feel.
Manchester by the sea

A trapped man

Deep, emotional and yet, even though the story had everything to be all the way depressing, comical, in a very dark way. Believable, as good cinema should be.
The 20th century women

A journey of self-discovery

Set in the 1970s, 20th Century Women also covers with subtlety the historic time in the US, through the music, the moments and the struggles. The characters are deep, well thought out, profound. The film moves us deeply, as we move into the lives of this fantastic quintet.
Moonlight

A poetic view on identity

Moonlight is the film of the year. It breaks boundaries, it tells a beautiful story, it tells a real story. It communicates with all of us. It is about the search for identity and how it takes time to find it.
Lion

Saroo, the lion

It has a few nominations to the Oscars, even though it doesn't seem a serious contender, just because it doesn't seem Hollywood style. Lion, by Garth Davis, tells the true story of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta. Adopted by a couple in Australia, 25 years later he will try to find his lost family. It is an incredibly painful story, which doesn't even seem possible, but it is. This does happen and it is scary.