Christofer has written 6 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2019.

  • The Expendables

    The Expendables

    ★★★★★

    MACACOS PARA O SLY

    Apesar de um início brilhante e mesmo com promessas revolucionárias na forma de filmes como Wolfram, a Saliva do Lobo, Os Mercenários e Filme Socialismo, a produção cinematográfica da última década em seu conjunto se encerra num estado lamentável no mundo todo. O cinema comercial suprimido em meio a trustes corporativos e campanhas publicitárias, os festivais foram dominados pelos modismos contemporâneos e pela corrupção de críticos e curadores; por fim, no cinema de gênero, a alienação…

  • Djinn

    Djinn

    ★★★★★

    I watched two revolutionary films from this decade: WOLFRAM and DJINN. Tobe Hooper was an old man and his last, most radical film was sabotaged, kidnapped, buried... And nobody cares.

    This was an unpretentious message to a friend. One who cares.

    DJINN is an infinite source of inspiration in these somber days and I will stay talking, writing, keeping notes about it for as long as I can.

    Like INVADERS FROM MARS, it's the nightmare of being awake, conforming to…

  • Brasilianas 4 Engenhos e Usinas

    Brasilianas 4 Engenhos e Usinas

    ★★★★★

    Guiado pela intuição, Mauro é dissonante e a raiz de sua montagem é a vivência. Ganga bruta (1933) não é um filme tranqüilo; é um clássico às avessas. Sendo expressionista nos cinco primeiros minutos (a noite do casamento e o assassinato da mulher pelo marido), é o documentário realista na segunda seqüência (a liberdade do assassino e seu passeio de bonde pelas ruas), evolui para o western (o bafafá no bar, com pancadaria geral no melhor estilo de um John…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★★

    This blockbuster was a milestone in the history of the genre: spectacular biography, action film, it was also a work of reflection and analysis on a fascinating and ambiguous subject: the fate of Lawrence who, even today, divides historians. Robert Bolt's subtle and adroit script evokes Lawrence's peculiarity: the fascination with the desert, the desire to discover for himself the extreme limits of his physical resistence and the semi-masochistic pleasure he drew from this quest. Also addressed are the most…

  • The Mask of Medusa

    The Mask of Medusa

    I saw a pigeon in flight, and as always I was struck by the idea that in modern art the poetry I would call of the instant has been forgotten. There are few modern pictures that express in a modern way (in the most absolute sense) the fall of a leaf, the flight of a bird, the intimacy of a little corner imbued with life, the harmony of a tiny cloud passing over the shape of things, etc, and all…

  • Nightmares Come at Night

    Nightmares Come at Night

    ★★★★★

    Twelve o'clock.
    Along the reaches of the street
    Held in a lunar synthesis,
    Whispering lunar incantations
    Dissolve the floors of memory
    And all its clear relations,
    Its divisions and precisions,
    Every street lamp that I pass
    Beats like a fatalistic drum,
    And through the spaces of the dark
    Midnight shakes the memory
    As a madman shakes a dead geranium.

    Half-past one,
    The street lamp sputtered,
    The street lamp muttered,
    The street lamp said, "Regard that woman
    Who hesitates towards you…