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  • Dogville
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Saw
  • Satantango

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  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★½

  • Fragile as the World

    ★★★★★

  • Paris, Texas

    ★★★

  • Man of Marble

    ★★★½

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  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★★

    Brilliantly bizarre

    There are certain films that put themselves on the list of masterpieces just for the way they are made and Angst is definitely one of them. The story is simple, but all the formal treatment that Gerald Kargl gives to the film is extremely elegant and unique and makes, by itself, the film have all that impact it has. It's amazing how well the camera dialogs with the frantic dynamics of the plot and creates a very harmonious…

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    A cinematographic monument

    I think that the most incredible aspect of the whole film (beyond of everything fantastic in it), is the way in which Tarr removes a tremendous evocative power from his images. It's a visual composition that does not end in itself, but that at the same time doesn't give in to the temptation to make everything explicit and didactic. In this sense, each shot has its own density that, within the atmospheric experience that the film provides,…

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  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★½

    Simply lost for words.

    Completely unique experience.

  • Fragile as the World

    Fragile as the World

    ★★★★★

    "Não se ama se não se receia."

    One minute in and I already knew I would love this.

    And it's pretty clear to me that Rita Azevedo Gomes uses a lot of references to built this beautiful piece of art. But it's also curious how all this references are mixed in a unique way, building something really special and tender. Something like a dreamlike fable of love; a universe in which the time and space are submitted to this trandescent…

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  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★½

    What a tragic story, my friends! And it's absurd how Villeneuve manages to expose it so subtly, but in a very effective way. It manages to implement the drama very well (which, in fact, is the area in which I think his style works best, unlike films that require bigger dynamics, such as Sicario, for example), in order to move this temporal transit between the narrative arcs in a very natural way. The songs, the close-ups, the wide shots: everything…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★★

    Here's my pick for best movie of the year!

    The movie has already caught my attention from the beginning, with its use of those metalanguage lines. And from this point, it was only getting better.

    The constant use of a theatricality in the film is simply enchanting, because it concentrates in the spaces used by this approach a very impressive dream force. It abstracts from these environments a performance game very characteristic of a melodrama, which is enhanced by the…