Tag: brazil

Review: YAKUZA PRINCESS, Despite the Kills, Excels in Surface Cuts

Coming out this weekend in North America, Yakuza Princess is a Filmland Internacional Production and Warner Brothers co-production, in association with XYZ Films. (That means our own Todd Brown is an executive producer on this, and full disclosure: he won't even...

Now Streaming: SEPTEMBER MORNINGS, Father Knows Best, Especially When She Is a Woman

Liniker stars in a series from Brazil, created by Josefina Trotta, soon to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Now Streaming: DOM, Police, Drugs, and Thieves, All in the Family

Gabriel Leone, Flávio Tolezani and Filipe Bragança star in the compelling crime-drama series from Brazil, created by Breno Silveira and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Sundance 2021 Review: THE PINK CLOUD, Greek Weird Wave Gone Brazilian in Dystopic Cabin Fever Drama

The Apocalypse gets put on hold in a surreal drama from Brazil about mankind's struggle to adapt to a new normal.

Review: DIVINE LOVE, Religious Hypocrisy in Brazilian Sci-fi

Divine Love is a quietly biting satire, brilliantly realized by Mascaro, a director who is operating on the highest level of artistry in every aspect. Do not miss this!

Review: ABE, Young Foodie Learns About Life, Family, Religion in Brooklyn

Noah Schnapp, Seu Jorge, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Arian Moayed star; Fernando Grostein Andrade directs the very appealing family film.

ABE Trailer: Mixing Fusion With Confusion

Coming soon to VOD platforms everywhere, Abe looks to be a film that will appeal to the entire family. Admitted, I do not have children and do not live with any family members, so maybe I am completely off-base in...

Now Streaming: INVISIBLE LIFE, Affecting Drama With Something to Say

Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte and Flávia Gusmão star in Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz's drama, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Interview: BACURAU Directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles

Flipping the idea of first world hegemony on its head, a Brazilian Western sci-fi genre mashup Bacurau is a campy, violent, funny, angry, energetic and carthartic film that is extremely enjoyable for both genre fans and politically minded. It is...

Review: BACURAU, Resilience and Resolve Against a Mounting Assault

Let's consider what's been happening in Brazil before we talk about the batshit crazy movie that is Bacurau (from the makers of Neighboring Sounds and Aquarius - director Kleber Mendonça Filho and co-director/production designer Juliano Dornelles). In early 2018, Luiz...

Brooklyn Horror 2019 Review: THE YELLOW NIGHT, A Trip To A Dark Future

Brazillian horror has become noticeable in recent years among fans of the genre who have ventured into that particular landscape, where one can find everything from creature features to giallos to slashers and beyond. It's a rich terrain for experimentation...

Now Streaming: FRONTERA VERDE, All Is Not Quiet on the Green Frontier

Juana del Rio, Nelson Camayo, Angela Cano and Miguel Dionisio Ramon star; Ciro Guerra ('Embrace of the Serpent') directs the first episode.

THE CHOSEN ONE Trailer: Science Vs. Spiritual Belief

Heading to Netflix globally on June 28, The Chosen One (Orig: O Escolhido) is a series from Brazil that tips off a battle between science and spiritual belief. Three young doctors are sent to a remove village to administer vaccinations...

Review: DIAMANTINO, The Charming, Surreal, Journey Into the Life of a Man

Imagine you are the world's greatest soccer player. You create art with the way you move your feet, the way you touch the ball; it's like a dance that inspires tears of joy in the eyes of anyone who watches...

Friday One Sheet: DIVINE LOVE and Neon Iconography

This column's obsession with neon continues with the key art for Brazilian drama and Sundance entry, Divino Amor. The design feels like those ubiquitous paperback novels of the 1980s, dealing more in iconography than 'description.' Even the tagline here, "True...

ALBATROZ Trailer Teases a Deadly Brazilian Mystery

My Portuguese language skills are rusty (OK, they are non-existent), but the visuals and mood in new TV spots for Brazilian mystery Albatroz caught my eye, sending me back to the first trailer, which actually dropped about two weeks ago....

O NOME DA MORTE Trailer: When Real Life Goes Haywire

Oh, boy, this could be good. A new trailer for O Nome da Morte (or, The Name of Death) really steps up the action after a tranquil beginning. André Mattos, Matheus Nachtergaele, and Marco Pigossi star; Henrique Goldman directed. Fernando...

Blu-ray Review: VAZANTE, Bleak, Black and White Beauty in Brazilian Soul-Breaker

From its very first moments, Vazante makes its intentions apparent. Captured in black and white imagery that is preoccupied with draining any possibility of color from its quiet, slow-moving landscape, the film is set in and around a remote cattle...

Exclusive ELIS Clip: First Performance

Where does greatness begin? In our exclusive clip from Elis, greatness begins in a crowded club where Elis Regina gives a scintillating performance. The singer began her career at the age of 11 and recorded her first album when she...

Review: IN THE INTENSE NOW Bottles Up The Spirit of 1968, Lights It and Throws It in the Street

The legacy of 68 is that it made people 'woke'. Its impact still felt from Occupy Movement to more recent the Black Lives Matter and #metoo movements. Anyone who took to the street for one cause or another can deeply relate to In the Intense Now. With the disparity between haves and have-nots is greater than ever, the spirit of 68 is sorely needed than ever before.