Tag: brazil

Locarno 2022 Review: RULE 34, The Body As a Political Instrument

Lucas Andrade and Julia Bernat star in a prize-winning drama (aka 'Regra 34') from Brazil, directed by Julia Murat.

Review: MEDUSA, Bold Bubble-gum Horror Pastiche

After premiering her feature debut Kill Me Please in the Orrizonti section at the Venice International Film Festival in 2015, the rising Brazilian filmmaker Anita Rocha de Silveira unveiled her sophomore feature at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021. Medusa was...

Review: LOS CONDUCTOS, A Tale of Two Cities Told in Ingenious Ways

Fernando Úsaga Higuíta and Luis Felipe Lozano star in a daring, dazzling cinematic exercise, directed by Camilo Restrepo, that once again proves the future of cinema is in Latin America.

Opening This Week: BREEDER, BORREGO, and THE FREE FALL Detail Dangers

Also: 'Old Strangers,' ''Italian Studies,' 'The Pink Cloud,' Shattered,' and more.

Exclusive KING CAR Clip: Please Fasten Your Seatbelt

"Fasten your seatbelt," says the car to the passenger, and for very good reason. In King Car, Renata Pinheiro's dramatic sci-fi thriller from Brazil, an automobile appears to have become sentient. As our own J Hurtado noted in his review,...

Review: KING CAR, A Big, Wild Swing

Okado do Canal, Jules Elting, and Matheus Nachtergaele star in a sci-fi thriller from Brazil, directed by Renata Pinheiro.

KING CAR Revvs Up With Seriously Smashing New Trailer

Has your car ever talked to you? Oh, sure, maybe the engine sings to you on the highway, but, seriously, what if you car speaks to you in a reasonable tone and in a convincing manner? You'd have to listen,...

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...