Tag: brazil

New York 2023 Review: PICTURES OF GHOSTS, Ephemeral Nature of Our Lives

Brazilian director Mendonça Filho serves as our expert guide to his beloved city of Recife, combining his own experience and his love of cinema.

Cannes 2023 Review: THE DELINQUENTS, Sensationally Entertaining Bank-Heist Dramedy

Daniel Elías and Esteban Bigliardi star as bank colleagues who rob their employer in Rodrigo Moreno's Argentinian comedy drama.

DRY GROUND BURNING Review: A Cinematic Act of Political Defiance

Directors Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós fluidly combine fictional elements with reality, highlighting the lives of people in Sol Nascente that are often stranger than fiction.

RAQUEL 1:1 Review: Religious Thriller Sheds Light on Feminist Issues

Directed by Mariana Bastos, the religious thriller stars Valentina Herszage, Priscila Bittencourt, Emílio de Mello, and Ravel Andrade.

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...