Gustavo ABMB

I like to read and write reviews. You probably won't agree with my opinions.

Favorite films

  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Match Point
  • Melancholia
  • The Wrestler

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  • Eden Lake

    ★★★

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

    ★★★

  • The Lookout

    ★★★½

  • The Descent

    ★★★

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  • Sideways

    Sideways

    ★★★★★

    ''Sideways'' is an extremely beautiful, intelligent film with a bold and interesting theme. It is a difficult work to digest. Daring to deal with deep issues without giving easy answers, not necessarily being optimistic, the work proves to be extremely courageous.

    In the film we follow a writer suffocated in his existential emptiness, brilliantly played by Paul Giamatti, a brilliant actor who here offers one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema, without exaggeration. His performance is extremely…

  • Match Point

    Match Point

    ★★★★★

    Woody Allen is one of the most talented screenwriters and directors of his generation. In Match Point, he proves once again his talent, even if slightly out of his comfort zone.

    With a filmography of ups and downs, (even for the high number of features) here is the filmmaker's masterpiece. A difficult film to summarize, Match Point covers several themes, and all of them in a dignified way. With an intriguing protagonist and capable of anything to achieve your goals,…

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  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

    ★★★★½

    This is a film that speaks to me in a special and very specific way. Like any good movie, it's multifaceted and you can learn a lot from it.

    Despite having a relatively simple script, it is also quite reflective, which is its true charm, serving as a trigger to address various themes such as friendship, fear and maturation, which are in fact the focus of the film. However, none of these reflections would work as well if it weren't…

  • I Stand Alone

    I Stand Alone

    ★★★★

    Clearly drinking from the source of the interesting ''Angst'', Gaspar Noé already shows in his first feature that he is a differentiated and daring director, following a line relatively similar to other equally talented directors such as Lars von Trier and Michael Haneke.

    ''I Stand Alone'' has a sublime script, with mental monologues of a disturbed mind that impact not only because they are daring, but also because they unfortunately make sense in relation to its main theme, loneliness. In…

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  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    ★★★★★

    In his fourth feature, Aronofsky reaches its climax in ''The Wrestler''. This film has a history not only with good performances, but also very well directed, in an almost documentary tone.

    In fact, it couldn't be different, since the film seems to tell the story of Mickey Rourke himself. In 'The Wrestler'', we accompany a decadent fighter, both in professional and personal life. The tension is growing and from the beginning we fear for the fate of the protagonist, who…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    I've never felt so good about being home. Thank you, Scorsese.