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  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★

    We should praise a film that seems to have emerged very quietly between discussions about Netflix, theatre screenings, super heroes and the old school, from the same James Mangold who matched Stallone to De Niro and Harvey Keitel in 1997 and this year seems to have compressed and cleared up all these matters.

    The metaphor some people saw intersects every field, not just cinema, since it's a project with the intelligence to describe a venture and an adventure since its…

  • River of Gold

    River of Gold

    ★★★★★

    O sangue corre nas veias
    e nas bocas corre o mundo,
    as palavras tecem teias
    e cavam poços sem fundo.
    Correm ditos impossíveis
    e falas que enlouquecem,
    e os presságios mais terríveis
    um dia lá acontecem.

    Assim Deu' la deu,
    assim la levou.

    Quantas vezes no olhar
    duma mulher desvairada,
    o futuro hás-de encontrar
    duma história já passada.
    Ai de ti que ouviste a voz
    que este crime revelou,
    pois nunca os males vêm sós
    desde que Adão nos gerou.

    Assim Deu' la deu,
    assim la levou.

    José Mário Branco (1942-2019).
    Tirésias, a nossa consciência.

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  • Duck, You Sucker

    Duck, You Sucker

    ★★★★★

    One of cinema's greatest hymns about friendship, one of cinema's strongest bonds between images and music (down to the smallest of details - compare the songs at the beginning to the ones at the end, the same theme, such different meanings). That's a given. And yet, the thing that never ceases to amaze me is Coburn's first answer to "What's your name?" - "Sean..." Unsure, almost silent, in a trance. It's from that simple hesitation that Leone manages to finally…

  • White Dog

    White Dog

    ★★★★★

    "So Fuller's movies document the world. A newspaper man's reports on indians, Tokyo, newspapers, japanese Los Angeles, crime syndicates, rocketeers, prostitutes, pickpockets, nazis, war, psycho wards, racist murder..."

    Tag Gallagher, here.