Gus H.R.

34, Brazilian, male. My favorite filmmakers are Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Steven Spielberg, Ingmar Bergman, and Brian De Palma.

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  • A Page of Madness

    A Page of Madness

    ★★★★★

    Nobody ever warned me that silent Japanese movies could be as nightmarish and poetic as this.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Much ink has been deservedly spilled on Nolan's tripartite timeline, each strand following a different time span (a week, a day, an hour) and locale (land, sea, air). It's not a gimmick; such narrative configuration conveys multiple levels of combat-related urgency and experience. Almost four years after my rather underwhelming first watch, being fully aware of how and when the three stories will converge somehow enhances, not hinders, the neck-stiffening tension.

    Commendable storytelling ingenuity aside, I was mostly struck by…

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★★

    Tongue-in-cheek, it disembowels the conventions of the Evil Dead-type of horror stories and, surprisingly, makes for a frightening self-reflexive indictment of the audiences' thirst for human blood onscreen - all the while selling itself as silly entertainment.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    Majestic, dead-serious epic about innate decency and innate treachery in intelligent species. Character interaction betrays not a hint of foolishness - they all survived devastating tragedies and still manage to go on, even if unable to be completely happy or carefree again. A summer blockbuster tinged with melancholy.