Sarah Ramalho

Sarah Ramalho

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Video Producer.
Movie goob.
Not hunting films for sport.

Favorite films

  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Cameraperson
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Sound of Metal

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

  • Not Another Teen Movie

    ★★

  • The Boy Downstairs

    ★★★

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★

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  • Cameraperson

    Cameraperson

    ★★★★★

    This woman is my hero. Oh my god. 

    As a videographer, I immediately felt in sync with the concept of this film. When you’re shooting documentary video, it’s easy to disassociate from what you’re working on. Usually it’s for a job or a client that you don’t have much of a personal tie to. You concentrate on what you’re there to capture and you forget that you yourself are there too - present - experiencing everything with everyone else in…

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    Love love loved the nuance in Tony Leung's character ark. I felt sucked into the loving/evil father dynamic. That energy really carried the film for me.

    Also, why is Marvel so bad at normal dialogue scenes? They always feel so forced and uber expositional. Is it because they're juxtaposed against sweeping action sequences and the contrast is just too different to avoid? Maybs. But honestly, it's probably a good thing that these movies aren't TOO good.

    My boyfriend is also an Asian out of San Francisco and I asked him if this was his origin story. He said yes but hmm I haven't seen any rings...

  • The Boy Downstairs

    The Boy Downstairs

    ★★★

    I came for Shosh. I stayed for Shosh. 

    This would be so much more charming if the male lead didn’t have the presence of an egg. But I guess people fall in love with eggs too.

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  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    Sound is what makes the difference between watching a film and experiencing it. Audio has the power to surround you, envelop you, and disables your mind from shaking it loose. This film recognizes that power and uses it to make you experience humanity’s greatest vice. It makes you feel traumatized, overstimulated, terrified, and ready to end it all.

    This film is utterly harrowing, but what sets it apart from other war films for me is its use of confusion. I…

  • Girlhood

    Girlhood

    ★★★★

    “I wanted to stick with the rules of the emancipation novel and tell the story of a young girl who wants to live her life and be free, who wants to avoid the destiny set for her. I really wanted to put a stone in that traditional French narrative, but with a very contemporary character never seen onscreen. And I very much wanted it to be a black girl.” 
     - Celine Sciamma (qtd in Alicia Malone’s The Female Gaze)

    I’ve been…