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  • Nas Nalgas do Mandarim

    Nas Nalgas do Mandarim

    ★★★★★

    Magnificent, overlooked film, which features an innovative narrative structure, brilliant acting, and a thoughtful exploration of reality versus perception.

    Pedro Cinemaxunga, an unsuspected master of satiric comedy, surprises again in yet another even more neglected vein with his new self-written and self-directed allegorical film, "Nas Nalgas do Mandarim".
    This initially mystifying drama slowly turns out to be a piercing and powerful contemplation of the passage of man upon this earth. Essentially intellectual, yet emotionally stimulating, too, it is as tough—and…

  • Skins

    Skins

    ★★★★

    I have no idea how to rate this one!

    The current "1/2 to 5 Stars" rating isn't enough. There should be another rating stating "other".

    I have no idea if what I saw is cheerfully dark, nastily disturbing, or something in between. This is sickening, revolting, but funny, and with a touching (even though, at times, somewhat clumsily told) story.

    Could do some work with the focus in telling the story, but overall very well made, especially when taking into…