• The Biggest Little Farm

    The Biggest Little Farm

    ★★★★

    Kudos to John for the 360º film work. Running a farm from scratch while keeping the cameras rolling while picking up crazy cool "nature-doc" shots while churning out bits of philosophical wisdom is *very* hard to pull off. The farm was hard, the movie was hard. I guess he's a hardcore man, in love with a hardcore woman.

    The movie is a captivating demonstration of how (extreme) regenerative agriculture works. We also have lots of snails in our lot, it…

  • 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…

  • Um Casamento

    Um Casamento

    ★★★½

    Viagem a um passado vivo nas pessoas, memórias, arquitectura. Um mergulho particular também num arquivo fotográfico vasto e rico.

    O retrato de uma mulher forte e muito à frente do seu tempo.

  • Bird Island

    Bird Island

    ★★★★

    Why does Antonin walk into the unknown, unprompted. 

    This is a meditation on the relentless nature of Nature, a tranquil reminder of the omnipresence of the Food Chain. Sometimes it’s inverted by man, but it’s inescapable.

  • Zappa

    Zappa

    ★★★★

    His love and practice of freedom is truly inspiring.

  • Ravenous

    Ravenous

    ★★★½

    Sometimes I just need a quiet apocalypse with some sleek visual matter.

  • The Willoughbys

    The Willoughbys

    Gorgeous and hilarious movie for the perfect family.

  • A Twelve-Year Night

    A Twelve-Year Night

    ★★★½

    Came for Silvia, stayed for the cinematography. Great trip to a reality no one but the prisoners can begin to understand.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★½

    Love how raw everything is, including the poignant soundtrack / drum solo.

    Edward Norton plays a delicious meta-role, as an actor that only lives Truth on stage.

  • Breaking the Waves

    Breaking the Waves

    As recommended by Carlos from indie Lisboa. "This movie forces you out of your comfort zone.

  • 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.