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The Strange Case Of Angelica Reviews

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Guest Haden
Film Comment Magazine

Oliveira's first use of 21st-century digital technology paradoxically marks a return to the origins of cinema with the special effects trembling with a handcrafted sincerity and shimmering sense of wonder

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 7, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This whimsical, ethereal tale of love and death is as light as a feather, but charming in its own way.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 2, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An old-fashioned 21st Century movie.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

December 15, 2011
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

Some dreamlike photography and a soothing musical score are pluses but slow, draggy telling is likely to frustrate the viewer.

Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

December 5, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Stunningly magnificent spellbinding magical tale.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

September 30, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A quiet tale, told through a rarely moving camera and a playful, bewitching smile.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 14, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

The narrative unreels with the simplicity of a silent movie; many scenes are shot from a single camera set-up with few cuts, the shadowy, stagy interiors backed by Chopin, as if it were a live piano accompaniment.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 12, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Nearly every shot in this new movie contains one glory or another.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 10, 2011
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a whimsical fable, the meditation of a very old man looking to the past, looking towards death. It has the impact of a half smile.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

January 31, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

May be the most accessible of the ten Oliveira films I've seen so far.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

January 13, 2011
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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"The Strange Case of Angelica" tells its tale of love and death with a captivating mix of formality, ambiguity and offbeat humor. On the surface a simple fable, it's actually much more.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2011
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Because of his age and experience, de Oliveira brings a wider perspective to everything he shoots; if he places his camera in the middle of a street, he tries to convey the way it was decades ago, not just how it is now.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

January 6, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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de Oliveira's film is a musical of a sort, its quietude occasionally lifted by work songs or chorales.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 29, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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While it is evidently the work of an artist with great stores of wisdom and a long view of history, it also has a playful, wry quality that can only be described as youthful.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2010
Jon Frosch
France24

A distinctive, touchingly old-fashioned piece of work, and unmistakably one made by a director whose life has spanned eras.

Full Review Source: France24

December 29, 2010
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

The mystical when not earthy, Chaplinesque images are enchanting. In particular the artist's pursuit of his elusive muse, ecstatically locked in a wordless embrace with the beaming apparition as she takes him on a journey floating across the night sky.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

December 24, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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We think we're in for a weighty, Hitchcockian treatise on artistic obsession; Oliveira's intentions are a bit more impish, however, though no less profound.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

December 22, 2010
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Probably too film school for most, this is a masterpiece by a master. A hard look at the disjunction of film and art in a ghostly setting.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 8/10

October 18, 2010
Nick Schager
The L Magazine

A snapshot of consuming obsession and the inspiring power of art that?s like falling into a bewildering, beguiling dream.

Full Review Source: The L Magazine

October 5, 2010
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine

The movie evokes what the Portuguese call saudades, or sentimental longing, but literally reincarnates melancholy as joy.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

October 3, 2010
Robert Koehler
Variety
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February 23, 2012
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