Duarte Cabral

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Favorite films

  • Crash
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Perfect Blue
  • Nope

Recent activity

  • All of Us Strangers


  • The Iron Claw

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

  • The Beekeeper

Pinned reviews

  • Fallen Leaves

    Fallen Leaves


    Yesterday, I spoke with a fellow moviegoing work colleague of mine. I wanted to know if he had already seen the new Kaurismäki (my lips, of course, butchering every single syllable of the name), 'cause I had never seen any of his films and I’d heard very good things about this one and -- this part I didn't tell him -- I'd been feeling a bit cast down in the past few days and was in need of an extra…

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron


    The most opaque and least immediate film from the greatest director of animation that has ever lived. Takes all of the expected Studio Ghibli ingredients and paints them into a looping spiral of oppositions -- life/death, creation/destruction, art/reality, youth/old age -- a set of ever-expanding rhymes that (in)coheres the whole picture into a kind of dream poem, one that may either rumble your chest from deep within or alienate you from its infinitude of ideas. Luckily, I include myself in…

Recent reviews

  • The PriceMaster

    The PriceMaster


    As bizarre as it is hilarious. Watch it here.


  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

    "There's no 'wax on wax off' with drifting. You learn by doing it. The first drifters invented drifting out here in the mountains by feeling it. So feel it.

    And boy, did I feel it!

Popular reviews

  • Annette


    I really can't recall the last time I saw a film this actively antagonizing, where every itty bitty decision feels put together with a combination of an ironic smirk and a protruding middle finger, both pointed straight at the audience. Even all the way through to the marketing and the trailers, Annette is possibly the biggest rug pull of Carax's career -- and that is saying something. Apart from the opening scene, this really isn't the quirky Sparks musical I…

  • Titane


    Cinema through the meat-grinder. Where Crash saw the arrival of avenues conflating the human and the mechanical, Titane rides them out to their logical brick wall, all in a hail of mighty thunder. It's all pure commitment to the desecration of the body, to ripping it from the clutches of theory and abstraction into the realm of sheer physicality. Here, gender and purpose cease to exist, it's all just meat and bones anyway -- crash it, break it, cut it,…