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Bel Borba Aqui Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2012
A sunny vacation of a film, a documentary that's as jaunty and improvisational as its colorful subject, prolific Brazilian artist Bel Borba.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2012
The film, by Burt Sun and Andre Costantini, is a celebration of the man and his work - for critical perspective, you'll have to look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 5, 2012
Endearing doc focuses on the pleasure of creating over the rigors of artistry.
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 4, 2012
Exhilarating, dazzlingly colorful portrait of an artist with the ability to literally transform the world around him.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 3, 2012
A fascinating documentary portrait of an energetic and creative street artist from Salvador Brazil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
Practically a montage of color, music, and Borba's constant laughter ...
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 28, 2012
A respectful look at a colorful painter in Brazil's most colorful city, Salvador.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
May 31, 2013
Bel Borba Aqui is about one man and his singular vision...a dedicated rascal, unafraid to ruffle feathers, and always true to himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 5, 2012
The directors, Burt Sun and André Costantini, never delve into his psyche. On the plus side is Costantini's luscious cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
October 3, 2012
The docu ties itself too tightly to its subject, mimicking forms and rhythms it never fully makes its own.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
October 2, 2012
We're left to imagine the hero's formative struggles and learn almost nothing about the history and distinctiveness of Salvador.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sam Adams
Time Out
October 2, 2012
The sequences blur together into something resembling a tourist-office promo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
October 1, 2012
There's no pointing toward something other than the work itself, no poetic digression, no suggestion of a conceptual dimensionality to the work being produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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