Fred Rocha

The most empathetic person you'll never meet. I design and code for the web because I'm into interdisciplinary stuff.

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  • The Domain

    The Domain

    ★★★½

    Portuguese film has come a long way.

    The movie is called "A Herdade", mas podia perfeitamente ser chamado "A Herança".

    There is this cyclical repetition of the same mistakes. And the men in the family all commit the same ones, over and over again, generation after generation. So the beat goes on and nothing changes, while nothing ever really is the same.

    If you're curious about Portugal this movie is good to dip your toes in, as the family history…

  • The Man Who Copied

    The Man Who Copied

    ★★★★

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

    O filme vive de uma enorme empatia; mostra os dilemas quotidianos de quem é pobre e na caixa do supermercado tem de escolher se leva o detergente ou a carne, porque lhe faltam uns cêntimos. De quem tem de vir a pé no caminho para casa porque gastou o dinheiro para a passagem de "ônibus de regresso" num café utilitário. Esta empatia faz muita falta no grande ecrã.

    Fiquei muito curioso sobre o destino dado a tanto artefato produzido pelo…

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    The hero is the maid of the house, an indigenous Mexican living with a middle class white family in Mexico City. They live in harmony. It's a gentle FU to the current atmosphere of racism and division.

    Roma is the neighborhood in which Cuarón grew up in, and he reconstructs his street so it looks just like the 70s, the period in which he was growing up.