Gustavo ABMB

I like to read and write reviews. You probably won't agree with my opinions. Leftist and I don't like conservatives!

Favorite films

  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Match Point
  • Melancholia
  • The Wrestler

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  • Slumdog Millionaire

    ★★★★½

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    ★★★★

  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes

    ★★

  • Resurrection

    ★★★★

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  • Sideways

    Sideways

    ★★★★★

    ''Sideways'' is an extremely beautiful, intelligent film with a bold and interesting theme. It is a difficult work to digest. Daring to deal with deep issues without giving easy answers, not necessarily being optimistic, the work proves to be extremely courageous.

    In the film we follow a writer suffocated in his existential emptiness, brilliantly played by Paul Giamatti, a brilliant actor who here offers one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema, without exaggeration. His performance is extremely…

  • Match Point

    Match Point

    ★★★★★

    Woody Allen is one of the most talented screenwriters and directors of his generation. In Match Point, he proves once again his talent, even if slightly out of his comfort zone.

    With a filmography of ups and downs, (even for the high number of features) here is the filmmaker's masterpiece. A difficult film to summarize, Match Point covers several themes, and all of them in a dignified way. With an intriguing protagonist and capable of anything to achieve your goals,…

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    I've always wondered why instrumental music can reach me more intensely than contemporary “conventional” music. With this film, it became even clearer to me why, what happens is that the suggestive in art is always more effective than the explicit. Instrumental songs, precisely because they do not verbalize anything, end up, for this very reason, paradoxically, verbalizing everything.

    Bergman, seems to understand these mechanics. The direction of ''Autumn Sonata'' borders on perfection, because in addition to extracting all the potential…

  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★

    There are films, which work very well for the low budget, offering a raw and realistic atmosphere that makes the viewer think that ''this could happen to me''. This is the case with ''The Vanishing'', and perhaps this is one of the reasons the remake is so banal, in addition to the fact that the original is much braver in its decisive moments.

    With convincing performances, with an emphasis on Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu playing a cold and calculating antagonist, the actor…

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  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★½

    I've never felt so good about being home. Thank you, Scorsese.

  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    ★★★★★

    In his fourth feature, Aronofsky reaches its climax in ''The Wrestler''. This film has a history not only with good performances, but also very well directed, in an almost documentary tone.

    In fact, it couldn't be different, since the film seems to tell the story of Mickey Rourke himself. In 'The Wrestler'', we accompany a decadent fighter, both in professional and personal life. The tension is growing and from the beginning we fear for the fate of the protagonist, who…