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‘Sordo’ (2019) & ‘O Matador’ (2017): A Latin Western Double-Review

Directed by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Produced by: Juanjo Lopez [1], Marcelo Galvão, Letícia Marques [2] Screenplay by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas, Juan Carlos Díaz Martín [1], Marcelo Galvão [2] || Starring: Asier Etxeandia, Marian Álvarez, Hugo Silva, Aitor Luna, Imanol Arias, Olimpia Melinte, Ruth Díaz, Jorge Basanta, Stephanie Gil [1], Diogo Morgado, Nill … Continue reading

‘Elite Squad 2’ (2010): The Most Disappointing Sequel Since “Alien 3”

Directed by: Jose Padilha || Produced by: Marcos Prado Screenplay by: Jose Padilha, Braulio Mantovani || Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz, Andre Mattos, Maria Ribeiro Music by: Pedro Bromfman || Cinematography by: Lula Carvalho || Edited by: Daniel Rezende || Country: Brazil || Language: Portuguese Running Time: 116 minutes Readers may … Continue reading

‘Neighboring Sounds’ (2012): Blocking, Framing, and Set-Design Elevate an Otherwise Quaint Social Drama

Directed by: Kleber Mendonca Filho || Produced by: Emilie Lesclaux Screenplay by: Kleber Mendonca Filho || Starring: Irandhir Santos, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, W.J. Solha, Irma Brown, Lula Terra, Yuri Holanda, Clebia Souza, Albert Tenorio, Nivaldo Nascimento Music by: DJ Dolores || Cinematography: Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu || Edited by: Kleber Mendonca Filho, Jao Maria … Continue reading

‘Elite Squad’ (2007): Good Cop, Bad Cop, Brutal Cop

Directed by: Jose Padilha || Produced by: Jose Padilha, Marcos Prado Written by: Braulio Mantovani, Jose Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel || Starring: Wagner Moura, Andre Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz, Maria Ribeiro, Fabio Lago, Fernada Machado Music by: Pedro Bromfman || Cinematography by: Lula Carvalho || Editing by: Daniel Rezende, Chris Lebenzon || Country: Brazil || … Continue reading

‘City of God’ (2002): Sex, Drugs, & Ultraviolence

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund || Produced by: Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Mauricio Andrade Ramos, Elisa Tolomelli, Walter Salles Screenplay by: Braulio Mantovani || Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Alice Braga, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Roberta Rodrigues, Graziella Moretto Music by: Ed Cortes, Antonio Pinto || Cinematography: Cesar Charlone || … Continue reading