Brazilian guy living in Berlin, born in Rio de Janeiro, addicted to the Seventh Art and all types of films: from cult to mainstream, films d'auteur to blockbusters, arthouse to B movies, animations to documentaries, short films to miniseries.
Notable for being the first feature film with audible dialogue and touching as it shows a man torn apart by a difficult decision, it however becomes a disgusting melodrama in the last fifteen minutes, when its two possible endings are thrown in together and the character makes a most unacceptable choice.
Altman's lighthearted, amusing and unfairly underrated satire on the fashion industry is a sharp ensemble piece of celebrities, designers and reporters as they meet and stumble across one another at the "pręt-ŕ-porter" extravaganza of Paris Fashion Week.
In spite of its awful score and how the narrative appears at times as fragmented as the characters' psyches, this biopic impresses us with a beautiful cinematography and art direction, as though seen through Van Gogh's own eyes, and it has Tim Roth and Paul Rhys in fantastic performances.
An intelligent horror film that invests in a constant tension instead of resorting to scares and deserves credit for the amazing way that it fuses (and confuses) the present with the past through wonderful transitions, remaining always fluid as it jumps back and forth in time.
An intense and well written drama that deals with matters like racism, homophobia, self-acceptance and the dehumanizing side of war, relying on a revealing dialogue and with strong performances by the entire ensemble cast, especially Michael Wright and George Dzundza.