"You picked the wrong city if you think hate will tear us apart." - Dave Haslam.
I think this was my first Portuguese film and up until about halfway I thought it was going to be a really positive experience too.
The opening half reminded me a little bit of Neighbouring Sounds. Tracing fairly mundane lives around a middle-class neighbourhood and block of flats, it was quietly interesting and had a subtle sense of humour about it.
It was also quite strong as regards to tracing the blissful nothingness of teenage life during a sun-drenched break…
Choose Letterboxd. Choose films. Choose downloading the app. Choose paying money for a membership just so you don’t have to see some fucker adding 500 films to their watchlist. Choose following a few thousand people and then never reading a fucking word they say. Choose writing “Read the full review on my website!” knowing full well no cunt is ever going to follow that link. Choose asking Sally Jane Black to watch Rogue Nation and then seeing her do a…
What makes a 5 star film?
There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.
It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…