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  • Golden Eighties
  • Boom!
  • The Death of Maria Malibran
  • Femmes femmes

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  • Splendor in the Grass

    Splendor in the Grass

    ★★★★★

    "Then later Jane goes back to Rock, because she keeps having headaches, which happens to all of us if we don't fuck often enough."
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder on Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows.

  • Local Color

    Local Color

    "The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death"

    One thing I like about Rappaport's cinema is that he never puts himself above genres such as melodramas, he never dismiss them as inferior for their sentimentality (as other filmmakers would do). In a way he is doing what Rainer Werner Fassbinder said: to make Hollywood movies without the hypocrisy. In Local Color there are no lush colors that one could expect from a Douglas Sirk film, we are…

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  • Bonjour Tristesse

    Bonjour Tristesse

    ★★★★★

    There is nothing as melancholic or painful as to finally know who you really are.

  • Before We Vanish

    Before We Vanish

    ★★★★½

    Ser ou não ser. Como em The Happening , o apocalipse redefinindo as estruturas de um casal em crise, o amor como o único deus ex machina. A habilidade de Kurosawa transitar de um gênero pra outro sem perder o ritmo é impressionante, além de conter algumas das cenas mais bonitas desse ano.