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Rojo Reviews

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February 26, 2020
Rojo pulsates both with the motif of blood and the subtly indelible image of a solar eclipse, when an orb blots out the sun, obscuring all but its deep red edges.
November 18, 2019
Director Benjamin Naishtat throws us into a tizzy and then keeps us guessing, when he will lower the cinematic boom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 16, 2019
Set in Argentina a year before the military coup of 1976 that turned the country into a torture chamber, it is a searing portrait of the middle-class complacency that relied on.
November 14, 2019
A damning political satire thriller set in 1975 Argentina before the coup of the military junta.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 13, 2019
Surviving the initial two scenes of this disturbing and excellent movie is no easy task. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2019
Deadpan [and] very funny even though you feel uncomfortable laughing.
September 26, 2019
Dario Grandinetti's riveting performance as the vaguely menacing yet bureaucratic Claudio is a reminder that repulsive or unfathomable characters can be as fascinating as likable ones.
September 12, 2019
Naishtat distracts the viewer with subplots that may be irrelevant but contribute to a fevered tension that makes this the strongest of the festival titles we previewed.
September 9, 2019
A slow burn piece but peppered with moments of rich humor and real tension, and what a treat to see Alfredo Castro turn up as a private detective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2019
[I]t may be a bit dry for viewers not invested in its topics, but the pompous, panicked lawyer is well drawn and Naishtat finds ripe ways to depict a society turning ominous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2019
The ensemble excels, but it's Naishtat's script and direction that most chillingly convey the ease with which normality can turn to nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2019
Every polite sentence is a metaphor for something worse, and the magnificent plains of Argentina make the human action seem disturbingly small.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2019
The film does not serve up its ideas in easily digestible bites. The audience needs to work with a dislocated string of scenes that sometimes highlight absurdity, sometimes violence and frequently say very little at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2019
It's powerful material, deftly delivered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2019
Embrace this little masterpiece before it disappears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2019
A film in which there's a sharp edge, and the satire and humor don't do anything to take that sharpness off.
September 6, 2019
This period drama quickly gets under the skin thanks to writer-director Benjamin Naishtat stylishly intimate storytelling and understated performances from the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 6, 2019
A disarming allegory about middle-class society turning a blind eye to the excesses committed in the name of so-called peace and stability.
September 5, 2019
Though the missing person investigation that embroils the film's bourgeois protagonist (Darío Grandinetti) can sometimes feel a little abstract, the sense of mounting horror and dread is effectively and stylishly rendered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2019
It's all about a society manoeuvring to stay at the dinner table while getting its unsavoury elements thrown out, and finding ways to stop them ever coming back.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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