Manuel São Bento

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Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lion King

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  • Ordinary Angels

    ★★★½

  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

  • Stopmotion

    ★★★★

  • Land of Bad

    ★★★

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  • Ordinary Angels

    Ordinary Angels

    ★★★½

    FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ fandomwire.com/ordinary-angels-review-an-optimistic-true-story/

    "Ordinary Angels resonates as a powerful reminder of the human capacity for compassion and collective effort in the face of adversity. The sensitive screenplay by Kelly Fremon Craig and Meg Tilly, along with the stirring performances by Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson, elevate this true story above the ordinary, offering an inspirational viewing experience that is both a celebration of the human spirit and a call to our inherent goodness.

    Despite relying on genre conventions,…

  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

    FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ talkingfilms.net/dune-part-two-review-the-new-generational-epitome-of-sci-fi-epics/

    "Dune: Part Two surpasses even the highest expectations, establishing itself as an unquestionable technical masterpiece of blockbuster filmmaking.

    With a narrative that deepens the complex web of political relationships, power, faith, love, and destiny, it not only provides a breathtaking audiovisual spectacle, thanks to the genius of Denis Villeneuve, Greig Fraser, and Hans Zimmer, but it also offers a profound meditation on universal human themes through thematically rich world-building and thoroughly developed characters. The superb…

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  • I Came By

    I Came By

    ★★½

    MORE SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS @ www.msbreviews.com/

    "I Came By boasts a haunting performance by Hugh Bonneville and a screenplay featuring an interesting exploration of opposing economic classes.

    The theme "rich vs. Poor" is developed through compelling interactions, but unfortunately, it's surrounded by an extremely predictable narrative that significantly reduces the levels of suspense and mystery. Time jumps only serve as a confusing technical element, and constant, abrupt cuts during tense moments become quite frustrating. The trailers are also incredibly misleading, with…

  • Ferrari

    Ferrari

    ★★★

    FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ fandomwire.com/ferrari-venice-film-festival-review-penelope-cruz-drives-an-uneven-biopic/

    "Ferrari has the potential to be a memorable biopic but lacks a more thoughtful emotional focus in its performance-driven character study. Adam Driver is excellent, but Penélope Cruz clearly stands out with an emotionally devastating performance.

    The dialogues between the main couple are the highlights of a globally abrupt film that deals with the deaths of people outside the family nucleus in a manner that is too fleeting and insignificant, in addition to overdramatizing a…