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  • Destroyer

    Destroyer

    ★★★★

    A diretora Karyn Kusama já havia mostrado sua capacidade de construir uma atmosfera envolvente e intrigante no seu ótimo suspense "The Invitation". Agora, impulsionada por atuações de peso por parte de Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell e principalmente Nicole Kidman como protagonista, Kusama usa de suas experimentações narrativas para nos inserir num mistério de detetive. Com uma Montagem apurada que nos dá a informação necessária no momento certo, e uma câmera sempre próxima e atenta aos rostos, somos apresentados a uma…

  • El Pepe, A Supreme Life

    El Pepe, A Supreme Life

    ★★★

    Segunda obra lançada recentemente sobre a vida de Pepe Mujica, este documentário concentra conversas e reflexões do então presidente nos seus últimos dias de mandato, mostrando seu dia a dia como um homem comum, amável, em harmonia com a natureza e feliz com sua esposa, relembrando sua histórias ao lado dos Tupamaros e do seu período na cadeia. Íntimo, reflexivo e divertido, "El Pepe" é uma boa adição ao "Uma Noite de 12 Anos" para conhecer mais um pouco sobre esta figura fascinante.

  • A Twelve-Year Night

    A Twelve-Year Night

    ★★★★

    Provavelmente a experiência mais catártica que já tive em uma sala de cinema. Ao final do filme boa parte da sessão lotada estava chorando, das mais contidas fungadas a choros expressivos que se ouvia em alto e bom som por toda a sala. Um casal ao meu lado ficou abraçado enquanto choravam durante os créditos; Uma senhora colocou as mãos no rosto enquanto chorava com uma dor tocante; Aplaudimos com veemência enquanto gritávamos "ELE NÃO" em conjunto enquanto nos arrumávamos…

  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    ★★

    There's a lot of inappropriate behavior on this movie. A lot.

  • You Got Served

    You Got Served

    The greatest documentary of the Era when street dancing was a thing, known as the 2000's. This movie got me into dancing the same way Space Jam got me into basketball. Good times.

    Seriously though, the movie might not be great, but the dance sequences are. Some of the stuff here continues to impress me the same way it did when I was a teenager. There's a lot of elaborate choreographies and the Directing makes these showdowns quite energetic.

    Also, this is where I've met Steve Harvey, which became useful knowledge in 2015.

  • Death Note

    Death Note

    Puta que pariu.

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★

    The most challenging thing about filmmaking, is that Cinema is a collaborative art form. Unllike other Arts such as dance, poetry, painting or sculpture - all of which you can do by yourself, Cinema requires many talents together to create something. And the reason is so hard to make a great film is because there are so many pieces - such as the writing, directing, the performances, the score, the production design and so on - that must function. And…

  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    ★★★★★

    Review in brazilian portuguese.

    A Pixar Animation Studios sempre foi um estúdio admirável. Se no Oriente temos o fantástico Studio Ghibli, no Ocidente é a Pixar que reina o mundo da animação. Ela nos presenteou com alguns dos melhores filmes animados existentes e seu trabalho têm conquistado os corações das pessoas desde o início com Toy Story. E a Pixar consegue isso não porque faz excelentes animações, mas porque faz excelentes filmes. Suas obras são referência no Cinema e aclamadas…

  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2

    ★★★★

    Brief commentary on the film:

    The thing I was most impressed watching The Conjuring 2, was how inspired James Wan directed this movie. He was very creative with his directorial choices, and I think the film is a remarkable example of Wan's [signature] trademarks. He explored a variety of options on creating the sequences, specially the ones involving horror and tension. He even made a few homages here and there, like a certain moment that resembles the most famous scene…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★★

    These are some of my initial thoughts from my first watch of Captain America: Civil War.

    This third installment of the Captain America franchise - from an even bigger franchise, which is the MCU - might just be the best one yet. And I mean the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I think it's safe to say that the common sense out there was that the throne belonged either to Winter Soldier or the first Avengers. Now I believe…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★★

    Review in both english AND portuguese, starting with the english version. Scroll down to read in portuguese.

    One of the current subjects on this Oscar Season are the immense hassles that the crew of The Revenant has gone through to make this piece, which were made under intense conditions of nature. Needed to know then, if all the effort would be rewarded. That is, if the quality of the movie would make the difficulties worth it.

    The Revenant tells the…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★★

    I was in a dilema thinking whether I should add the movie on to my Letterboxd diary without a proper review, considering that I do intend to write about it. But since I can't write right now and I want to add this special movie here, I figure I'd write a some kind of summary, to give the least bit of opinion over this so expected film.

    Spoiler free commentary -

    So, The Force Awakens finally has come! And it.…