Marina Antunes

Marina Antunes

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Movies, TV and books. But I only write about movies.

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  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★

    I really like Campos' work and this, with its sprawling cast, looked like it could be a real winner but it never quite manages to come together. This multi-generational story of bad people doing bad things and good people getting taking revenge has some great moments and more than a handful of good performances but the movie itself feels disjointed and lacking in direction.

    A solid attempt but not Campos' best work.

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

    ★★★

    The story is a bit of a dud and the characters are very cookie-cutter but it comes together rather well, in part thanks to good performances from the cast.

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  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

    I’ve liked, though not always enjoyed. Lars von Trier’s offerings over the past few years but for some reason, likely the combination of length and expectation, Melancholia escaped me. With his new film due for festival runs this winter, the time seemed ripe to catch up with his 2011 offering. Why did I wait so long?

    Undeniably beautiful, Melancholia is also my favourite of von Trier’s works. It’s his exploration of a woman suffering through depression on her wedding day…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    I have a few issues with it - namely the motivation behind one of the central moments in the 3rd act and a too-long action sequence - but otherwise, it's a total lovefest.

    At one point, I was so joyously happy, I even got a little teary-eyed.