Marina Antunes

Marina Antunes

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

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  • Two of Us

    Two of Us

    ★★★½

    I love how this movie plays like a thriller for so much of the running time which leads me to wonder how great a straight-up thriller from Filippo Meneghetti would be.

    Also, Barbara Sukowa is STU-PEN-DOUS.

  • True Mothers

    True Mothers

    ★★★½

    A very lovely and gentle movie about mothers, sacrifice and adoption. Lots of feels.

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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.