Socrates Film

Sócrates – Review

Sócrates opens with a death, or rather a specific moment after that death. An abrupt cut shows us, in closeup, a woman laid on her back, eyes closed, with someone else’s hand touching her forehead and...
The Dead And The Others

The Dead and the Others – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2018 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. The Dead and the Others is a complex creation from directors Joao Salaviza and Renee Nader Messora, which can’t...
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Inferninho – BFI Flare 2018 Review

There aren’t enough films like Inferninho. It’s a small tale with an immense capacity for empathy. Set almost entirely in the titular bar that caters to a group of outsiders, which counts among its staff...
Shrinked

Aquarius – Review

Kleber Mendonça Filho returns to the north-eastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco to vent his anger at the redevelopment of one of its coastal towns. His condemnation comes in the form of an intimate personal...
NEON BULL Oui

Neon Bull – LFF Review

Set in the rural north east of Brazil at a traditional rodeo, Neon Bull has the potential to be an engaging film – particularly with the addition of the lead Iremar’s subversive interest in costuming. It...

The Zero Theorem – Review

The Zero Theorem is unmistakably a Terry Gilliam film, for better or worse. He has created a deliciously chaotic dystopia, saturated with colour and adverts, but his ramshackle directing threatens to disengage...