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  • Bang Bang

    Bang Bang

    I met Andrea Tonacci once.

    There was a screening of Serras da Desordem in my second year of college and he was there for a talk afterwards. I was absolutely taken away by the film (still one of the most striking documentaries I've ever seen) and I decided I just had to go up to him and say so in person. This was no ordinary man, though: we would study his films in class and I was really afraid of…

  • One Day

    One Day


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Two stars for the lovely blue-colored scene at bar, at the beginning of the film, where she candidly confesses she's always had a crush on him in college, and that the night they nearly had sex made her write poems. This, along with the next one where they swim together, and we hear he's always thought about her too, were the only scenes that truly had my attention, the only moments I thought I was watching something worth my time.…

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  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There is something mesmerising about the male body in Beau Travail. The way it moves with strength, power and agility. The way it endures the sun, the dryness of the desert. The way it rises like a sculpture. The way it works 'till it hurts and pains and bleeds. To see these men through Denis's and Godard's (amazing) eyes was so sensual I was uneasy the whole film, like I was waiting for something to happen.

    I mean, what are…

  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria


    A 2-hour long conversation with my heart, with my soul, my spirit, I don't know. There's no better way for me to describe Nights of Cabiria. Absolutely gut-wrenching, because it's exactly what anyone needs in life: the presence of heart to keep seeing beauty in things. Ma La Vita Continua...

    I don't think this film would even have been possible were it not for Fellini's and Giulietta Masina's love for each other. A teacher in film school once taught me…